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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: 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

Indian Ocean tuna commission reaches landmark decision on harvest control rules

May 26, 2016

The MSC applauds the decision by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt much needed harvest control rules for skipjack tuna.

Aramark is proud to expand Marine Stewardship Council Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges

May 25, 2016

Aramark expands MSC Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges

MSC scholarships awarded for research on small scale fisheries, seaweed aquaculture and tuna stocks

May 16, 2016

Students from South Africa, the USA, and Mexico will use grant funding to conduct original research across different areas of marine science.

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