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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: 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 2015-16 infographic

Infographic highlights from the MSC Annual Report 2015-16

Latest news

MSC Board strengthens stakeholder engagement and consultation

Jun 26, 2017

The MSC Board of Trustees meeting in Hamburg, June 21 – 23 has agreed new measures to strengthen multi-stakeholder engagement and consultation.

Fiji commits to have 75% of all longline vessels MSC certified

Jun 13, 2017

Fiji, the co-host of the first United Nations Ocean Conference, has pledged to have at least 75% of all long line fishing vessels certified by the MSC.

Australian Western rock lobster fishery achieves world-first with fourth recertification to MSC Standard

Jun 13, 2017

The Australian Western rock lobster fishery is the first MSC fishery to be recertified for a fourth successive certification period.

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