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Fisheries in the MSC program

Find out about certified sustainable fisheries and those undergoing assessment against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing.

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Get involved and comment on a fishery in assessement. Your input can help ensure well-informed, robust fisheries assessments.

Comment on an assessment

At each stage of an assessment to the MSC Fisheries Standard there is a chance for stakeholders to contribute. Find out when and how you can comment.

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What is a fishery?

A fishery is usually defined by reference to any or all of the following: target species and stock, methods and geographic area. As such, there is variation.

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Final determination on Echebastar Indian Ocean tuna fishery

Nov 17, 2015

The Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine tuna fishery has been unable to meet the requirements to achieve MSC certification.

ISF Icelandic ling is first ling to be MSC certified

Nov 11, 2015

Iceland Sustainable Fisheries has extended its programme of MSC certification adding Icelandic ling to its growing list of MSC certified fisheries.

Canadian herring gillnet fishery first in the world to achieve MSC certification

Nov 05, 2015

Canadian Fall herring is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.

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