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.
Get involved and comment on a fishery in assessement. Your input can help ensure well-informed, robust fisheries assessments.
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.
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.
Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.
Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.
Jan 12, 2017
The Bahamian spiny lobster fishery has stepped forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.
Jan 10, 2017
The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.
Dec 21, 2016
A whopping 83 percent of the total catch from the Northeast Pacific fishing area is certified to the Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fishing standard.