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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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The blue MSC label: sustainable, traceable, wild 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 2016-17 at a glance

Infographic highlights from the MSC Annual Report 2016-17

Latest news

ASC and MSC release joint seaweed standard

Nov 22, 2017

Building on each other’s expertise, ASC and MSC have worked together to develop a standard for environmentally sustainable and socially responsible seaweed.

Fish lovers come together to celebrate World Fisheries Day in Auckland, NZ

Nov 21, 2017

Green Drinks event open to community with panel and discussion on sustainable fishing

CCAMLR appoints Dr David Agnew as Executive Secretary

Oct 26, 2017

The MSC congratulates Dr David Agnew on his appointment to the post of Executive Secretary with CCAMLR.

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