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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

ASC and MSC reveal market growth as they focus on increasing consumer demand and trust

Apr 27, 2016

The MSC and ASC join leading seafood producers and buyers at Seafood Expo Global to discuss how best to grow consumer interest in certified seafood.

MSC certification of the first Canadian Atlantic cod stock shows positive progress

Mar 22, 2016

The Canada Newfoundland 3Ps cod fishery has become the country’s first Atlantic cod fishery to achieve MSC certification as sustainable and well managed.

First restaurant in Italy achieves MSC certification

Mar 08, 2016

Michelin star chef and MSC ambassador, Fabrizio Ferrari’s Al Porticciolo 84 has become the first restaurant in Italy to be MSC certified.

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