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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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PNA yellowfin tuna secures MSC certification

Feb 04, 2016

Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel.

Dutch, German and Danish shrimp fleets come together to seek MSC certification

Jan 28, 2016

Fishing organisations from Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany are partnering for the sustainability assessment of their North Sea brown shrimp operations.

One of Northern Russia's oldest fishing fleets achieves MSC certification

Jan 26, 2016

The Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF) in Russia has been certified to the Marine Stewardship (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

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