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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

MSC process transparent and scientifically robust, encourages stakeholder input

Jan 31, 2018

The Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) vision is to keep our oceans teeming with life and to safeguard seafood supplies for future generations.

World’s First anglerfish (monkfish) fishery MSC certified

Jan 26, 2018

The Iceland Sustainable Fishery (ISF) anglerfish fishery has gained MSC certification.

Fiji longline fishery gains sustainability certification for yellowfin tuna

Jan 24, 2018

Recertification adds yellowfin tuna as a certified species to previously certified catches of albacore and extends the area of the fishery beyond the Fiji EEZ.

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