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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 2015: 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

Marine Stewardship Council appoints Eric Critchlow as new U.S. Program Director

Aug 19, 2016

MSC has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Eric will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle.

Eat like an Olympian and support sustainable fishing

Aug 05, 2016

Olympic athletes are being treated to 100% certified sustainable Icelandic cod thanks, in part, to the extraordinary efforts of Iceland's fishermen.

Chinese retailers support MSC Sustainable Seafood Week

Aug 05, 2016

On 6th August the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will launch its third Sustainable Seafood Week in China.

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