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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.

Have your say

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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MSC Fisheries Standard

The MSC Fisheries Standard is designed to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. It is used to assess wild capture fisheries only.

Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.

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Australian Western rock lobster fishery achieves world-first with fourth recertification to MSC Standard

Jun 13, 2017

The Australian Western rock lobster fishery is the first MSC fishery to be recertified for a fourth successive certification period.

MSC welcomes research calling for global solutions to overfishing

Jun 09, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) welcomes the publication of a paper recommending solutions to ending the overexploitation of fish stocks globally.

New report highlights the role of certification in delivering Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 01, 2017

UN Ocean Conference offers opportunity to recognise the role of certification in safeguarding our oceans

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