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Three Western Australia rock lobster fishers on boat

In the first 10 years of the MSC, 42 fisheries around the world were certified as sustainable. Their stories were published in September 2009 as the MSC 10th anniversary report, Net Benefits. (PDF, 8mb)

Since then many more fisheries have gone on to be certified. Below you can read about the benefits experienced through MSC certification from individual fisheries in the program.

The articles were written by an independent journalist commissioned to find out how MSC certification has helped fisheries.

AAFA Pacific albacore tuna - north and south (PDF) Albacore tuna United States

Alaska Pacific Cod - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (PDF)

Cod United States
Astrid Fiske North Sea herring (PDF)
North Sea herring Sweden
Australia mackerel icefish (PDF)
Australia mackerel icefish Australia
Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands flatfish Yellowfin sole, Flathead sole, Arrowtooth flounder, Alaska plaice and Northern Rock Sole United States
Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands pollock and Gulf of Alaska pollock (PDF)
Pollock United States
British Columbia sockeye salmon Sockeye salmon Canada
Burry Inlet cockles (PDF)
Cockle United Kingdom
Canada northern prawn and Gulf of St Lawrence northern shrimp trawl Esquiman Channel (PDF)
Northern prawn/shrimp Canada
Canada Pacific halibut (British Columbia) Pacific halibut Canada
Canada Scotia-Fundy haddock Haddock Canada
CHMSF British Columbia North Pacific albacore tuna Albacore tuna Canada
Eastern Canada offshore lobster Lobster Canada
Eastern Canada offshore scallop Sea scallop Canada
Ekofish Group twin-rigged otter trawl plaice Plaice Netherlands
Germany North Sea saithe trawl Saithe Germany
Gulf of St Lawrence northern shrimp and Gulf of St Lawrence northern shrimp trawl fishery Esquiman Channel (PDF)
Northern shrimp Canada
Hastings fleet Dover sole, herring and mackerel (PDF)
Dover sole, herring, and mackerel United Kingdom
Iturup Island pink and chum salmon Pink and chum salmon Russia
Lake Hjälmaren pikeperch fish-trap and gill-net (PDF)
Pikeperch Sweden
Lakes and Coorong, South Australia (PDF)
'Callop' or golden perch, yellow-eyed mullet, mulloway, and 'pip' or cockle Australia
Pacific hake mid-water trawl Pacific hake United States
Mexico Baja California red rock lobster (PDF)
Red rock lobster Mexico
New Zealand hoki (PDF)
Hoki New Zealand
North West Atlantic Canada harpoon swordfish North Atlantic swordfish Canada
Norway North Sea saithe and Norway north-east Arctic saithe (PDF)
North Sea saithe and North-east Arctic saithe Norway
OCI Grand Banks yellowtail flounder Yellowtail flounder United States
Oregon pink shrimp (PDF)
Oregon pink shrimp United States
Osprey Trawlers North Sea twin-rigged plaice Plaice Netherlands
Patagonian scallop (PDF)
Patagonian scallop Argentina
Pelagic Freezer Trawler Association Atlanto-Scandian herring pelagic trawl Herring Netherlands
Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association North Sea herring (PDF)
Herring Vessels based in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, France, Ireland and Lithuania
South Africa hake trawl (PDF)
Hake South Africa
South Georgia icefish pelagic trawl Icefish South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands
South Brittany sardine purse seine Sardine France
South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline (PDF)
South Georgia Patagonian toothfish South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands
Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group North Sea herring (PDF)
North Sea herring United Kingdom
US North Pacific halibut (PDF)
Halibut United States
US North Pacific sablefish (PDF)
Sablefish United States
Western Australia rock lobster
Rock lobster Australia


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