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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.

Latest news

Scottish North Sea haddock remains MSC certified

Mar 17, 2017

The Scottish North Sea haddock fishery is still MSC certified due to strong management.

Poole Harbour fishermen progress with goal for certification double-whammy

Mar 16, 2017

Poole Harbour fishermen are a step closer to their world-first goal after entering the MSC comprehensive full assessment process.

MSC seeks stakeholder input on sustainable fishing and traceability standards

Mar 15, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders.

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