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Improvements made by certified fisheries are delivering measurable, positive impacts on our oceans, from reducing bycatch to advancing scientific understanding.

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Beating bird bycatch, bigger lobsters and more...The stories behind the MSC program

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Sustainable fishing

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

MSC scholarship research program

Information about the Marine Stewardship Council scholarship research program

The MSC in numbers

The number of fisheries certified as sustainable to the MSC Fisheries Standard, and businesses holding Chain of Custody certification for seafood traceability.

Measuring global impacts

The MSC is committed to understanding the environmental and organisational impacts of our program and evaluating how effectively we are delivering our mission.

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MSC marks 20th anniversary with release of 2020 strategy

Apr 25, 2017

The MSC sets an ambitious goal of 20% global marine catch certified or engaged by 2020

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Apr 21, 2017

Fish and chip shops without an MSC certificate are 5 times more likely to serve the wrong species. But the industry is far ahead of the global average.

Premier Inn sets fish-friendly world record with 3 million portions of sustainable fish and chips

Apr 07, 2017

Whitbread PLC gets MSC certification for over 600 UK sites.

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