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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.

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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’ in the MSC program may include one or more ‘units of certification’, defined by reference to target species and stock, geographic area, method, gear, practice and/or vessel type.

Latest news

Cornish hake is MSC certified as sustainable

Jun 15, 2015

The UK's first hake fishery achieves MSC certification

SSLLC U.S. North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery achieves MSC certification

Jun 11, 2015

The Sustainable Swordfish LLC (SSLLC) U.S. North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery has attained certification to the global MSC standard.

Cook Islands albacore longline fishery achieves MSC certification

Jun 09, 2015

The Cook Islands South Pacific albacore longline fishery becomes the first Chinese tuna fleet to be certified by the Marine Stewardship Council

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