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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

Sustainable fishing in developing countries gets boost from Dutch Postcode Lottery

Feb 07, 2017

‘Fish for Good’ project will work with fishers, communities and local partners to map the sustainability of fisheries and provide tools and support.

MSC launches 2017 scholarship program

Feb 01, 2017

The MSC invites students to apply for £4,000 grant for scientific research into sustainable fishing or seafood markets.

World's first pizza chain to switch to 100 percent sustainable seafood

Jan 31, 2017

Finnish pizza chain, Kotipizza today announced it has switched all of its seafood to sustainable products, traceable to MSC certified fisheries.

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