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Track a fishery

The MSC is partnering with sustainable fisheries across the globe, from large-scale industrial fisheries to small artisanal fisheries, to drive the market for sustainable seafood.

What is a fishery?

A fishery is usually defined by reference to any or all of the following: target species and stock, methods and geographic area. As such, there is variation.

Have your say

Get involved and comment on a fishery in assessement. Your input can help ensure well-informed, robust fisheries assessments.

Comment on an assessment

At each stage of an assessment to the MSC Fisheries Standard there is a chance for stakeholders to contribute. Find out when and how you can comment.

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MSC Fisheries Standard

The MSC Fisheries Standard is designed to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. It is used to assess wild capture fisheries only.

Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.

Latest news

World first as Greenland halibut fishery gains MSC certification

May 25, 2017

Greenland halibut becomes latest species to be MSC certified.

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification as sustainable

May 23, 2017

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification.

First Baltic Sea sprat fishery certified

May 23, 2017

The Latvian Fishermen’s Producers Organization (LFPO) has achieved MSC certification of sustainability for its sprat fishery.

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