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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...

Fisher's stories

What MSC certified sustainable fisheries have to say about the benefits of certification...

Ten reasons to Choose MSC

What is MSC certified sustainable seafood? Why should you choose MSC?

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Changing behaviour

The "theory of change" describes how the MSC ecolabelling and certification program contributes to achieving our vision of the world’s oceans teeming with life.

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

Latest news

Canadian herring gillnet fishery first in the world to achieve MSC certification

Nov 05, 2015

Canadian Fall herring is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.

Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns get the MSC blue tick

Oct 26, 2015

Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns get the MSC blue tick MSC and WWF Australia media release

New report celebrates 15 years of certified sustainable seafood

Oct 13, 2015

The MSC Annual Report 2014-15 highlights the incredible sustainability achievements of fisheries and industry leaders around the world.

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