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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’ 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

Pink shrimp is Washington’s first state-managed MSC certified sustainable fishery

Oct 08, 2015

Pacific Northwest pink shrimp from Oregon and Washington are now certified as sustainable

Lake Erie fishermen obtain global recognition for sustainable fishing

Oct 08, 2015

Canada welcomes the fourth and largest commercial freshwater fishery in the world with Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye

Large Norwegian fishery again proven sustainable

Oct 08, 2015

Norway’s North East Arctic cod and haddock fishery, the largest of its kind in the world, has been re-certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

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