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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 2016 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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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

World first as Greenland halibut fishery gains MSC certification

May 25, 2017

Greenland halibut becomes latest species to be MSC certified.

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification as sustainable

May 23, 2017

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification.

First Baltic Sea sprat fishery certified

May 23, 2017

The Latvian Fishermen’s Producers Organization (LFPO) has achieved MSC certification of sustainability for its sprat fishery.

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