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Healthy oceans

Oceans are essential to life on Earth. They also support the livelihoods of one tenth of people on the planet. Sustainable fishing helps to protect our oceans for the future.

The oceans today

Healthy oceans are essential for thriving marine ecosystems, livelihoods and economies. Well managed, sustainable fishing helps maintain ocean health.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.

Get involved!

Everyone can contribute to the positive impact of the MSC program, find out how...

Stories

The stories of the fishers and businesses working to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and livelihoods

Ten reasons to Choose MSC

What is MSC certified sustainable seafood? Why should you choose MSC?

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Changing behaviour

The MSC’s certification and ecolabelling program enables everybody to play a part in securing a healthy future for our oceans.

Global Impacts 2015: a summary

Introduction to and summary of the MSC's Global Impacts Report 2015.

Annual Report 2014-15 highlights

Multimedia presentation of highlights from the MSC Annual Report 2014-15

The blue MSC label: traceable, sustainable seafood

The blue MSC label is used on sustainable seafood from independently certified fisheries. MSC labelled fish products are traceable from ocean to plate.

Latest news

MSC to seek stakeholder input on enhanced requirements for labour practices

Jul 20, 2016

The MSC will be consulting stakeholders on enhanced requirements for labour practices.

Mediterranean fisheries selected for sustainability audit

Jul 19, 2016

WWF together with the MSC announced today the fourteen Mediterranean fisheries that are selected to undergo pre-assessment as part of Project Medfish.

Recipients announced for the MSC's global fisheries fund

Jul 11, 2016

Six organisations receive MSC funding to support knowledge and capacity building for small scale and developing world fisheries

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