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.
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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.
Feb 02, 2017
The Baltic herring and sprat fishery represents more than 90% Finland’s marine catch.
Basque Country and Laredo Spanish fisheries obtain MSC certification for sardine fishing operations in the Bay of Biscay
Jan 25, 2017
After two and a half years of assessment 59 purse seine fishing boats have been awarded MSC sustainable certification
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.