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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...

Sustainable Seafood 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.

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.

Annual Report 2015-16 infographic

Infographic highlights from the MSC Annual Report 2015-16

Latest news

“Keystone dialogue" creates breakthrough in ocean stewardship

Dec 14, 2016

Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies have issued a ten-point statement committing to action on ocean stewardship.

Marine Stewardship Council awarded $50,000 Sustainable Fisheries Fund grant for Project Mid-Atlantic

Nov 01, 2016

The project will focus on gathering data about U.S. Mid-Atlantic region’s fisheries and help to enhance their sustainability performance.

First Ever MSC Certified Sustainable Canned Tuna Launched in New Zealand

Oct 30, 2016

John West New Zealand blazes a trail by launching the first ever MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified canned skipjack tuna to Kiwi consumers

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