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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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MSC Global Impacts Report scrollable summary and highlights

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

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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.

Latest news

Bahamian spiny lobster fishery embarks on sustainability assessment

Jan 12, 2017

The Bahamian spiny lobster fishery has stepped forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.

Argentine anchovy fishery proves it’s sustainable, again

Jan 10, 2017

The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

U.S. and Canada fishing areas boast highest certified sustainable catch

Dec 21, 2016

A whopping 83 percent of the total catch from the Northeast Pacific fishing area is certified to the Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fishing standard.

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