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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...


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 2015-16 infographic

Infographic highlights from the MSC Annual Report 2015-16

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

Marine Stewardship Council ranks among top ecolabels in the Netherlands

Oct 18, 2016

The MSC label is one of the best in the Netherlands, according to Dutch Authorities.

Australian consumers prefer sustainable seafood

Oct 13, 2016

Australian consumers are increasingly preferring sustainably sourced - new research reveals.

New report shows accelerated growth in the sustainable seafood supply chain

Oct 12, 2016

MSC certified catch has increased by 6% since 2014-15, while the MSC certified supply chain has climbed 16% reveals Annual Report.

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