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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 marks 20th anniversary with release of 2020 strategy

Apr 25, 2017

The MSC sets an ambitious goal of 20% global marine catch certified or engaged by 2020

Sustainable Seafood Day 2017 reminds Australians to choose seafood wisely

Mar 31, 2017

Sustainable Seafood Day celebrates commitments made along the seafood supply chain and encourages Australians to choose the blue MSC label when buying seafood.

New project to map octopus fishing in the Western Indian Ocean

Mar 29, 2017

A first of its kind project will provide African fishers with a benchmark for sustainable octopus fishing

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