The State of the Water Report for the UK and Ireland is the first of its kind and provides a detailed analysis of the positive effect that MSC certification is having on the fisheries that have chosen to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.
It outlines evidence of how certification provides a credible and robust measure of the health of certified fish stocks, how these fisheries minimise their impact on the marine environment, and how the management measures they use ensure that this good practice is maintained.
There have been 146 improvements since 2001 to make the UK’s fishing practices far more sustainable. Sustainable fisheries have healthier fish stocks and minimise their impact on the marine environment.
In the report