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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 adopts new requirement for the assessment of fisheries

Jan 19, 2018

All fishing activities on a target stock on a single trip to be certified against the MSC’s Standard for sustainable fishing.

Iceland North East Atlantic Blue Whiting fishery receives MSC certification

Jan 18, 2018

All Icelandic pelagic catch is now MSC certified as sustainable, and 90% of all catch from Iceland MSC certified.

Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessment

Dec 19, 2017

Ishihara Marine Products' long established traditional tuna fisheries aim to be certified as sustainable

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