We don't manage fish, we incentivise people

A new research paper says our oceans can be fixed by 2050, but, says MSC Fisheries Standards Director Ernesto Jardim, the right incentives are needed to get humans to do the right thing.

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MSC sets out support for partners over coronavirus pandemic

Unprecedented pause reflects the enormous challenges faced by the global seafood industry.

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Five ways to help the oceans from your kitchen

During these difficult times it can be hard to make sustainable choices, but we can all still play our part to safeguard the ocean.

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The MSC and its response to the coronavirus pandemic

How our team has changed the way it is working so we can continue to support our partners.

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Ocean Lives

Fishing is more than just a job, it forms the backbone of many communities. Read about passionate people bringing sustainable seafood to your plate and download our small-scale fisheries report.

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Our Standards

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Developing our Standards

We review our Standards because management practices and scientific understanding evolve. You can raise an issue or get involved in their development.

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Engage with a fishery assessment

Many people contribute to a fishery assessment, your contribution is valuable and will lead to a better assessment of that fishery.

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The Fisheries Standard Review

Every five years we initiate a review of our Fisheries Standard, addressing issues raised and incorporating new science and management best practice.

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