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The MSC in numbers

Last updated, October 2016

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation set up to promote solutions to the problem of unsustainable fishing.

Fisheries in numbers

  • 306 fisheries in over 30 countries are certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing.
  • A further 83 fisheries are in assessment.

MSC certified seafood

  • 9.5 million metric tonnes of seafood caught annually by MSC certified fisheries. 

    This represents close to 10% of the annual global harvest of wild capture fisheries.

  • There are more than 23,000 products with the MSC ecolabel on sale to consumers in nearly 100 countries.

  • Around 3,500 MSC Chain of Custody certificate holders, operating in 37,00 sites make sure that the product has come from a sustainable fishery.

  • Use our sustainable seafood product finder to see what's available in stores in your country.
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