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For over 20 years fisheries, seafood companies and scientists have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.

Since we were founded in 1997, fisheries responsible for nearly 15% of marine catch have been certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Certification is helping to grow and maintain the number of sustainable fish populations.

To remain certified, fisheries have so far made over 1,600 improvements to their performance and management.

More than 38,000 sites, including supermarket chains, restaurants, fishmongers and hotels are now certified to sell seafood with the blue MSC ecolabel.


of marine wild catch engaged with the MSC program (certified or in assessment)


improvements made by MSC certified fisheries by March 2021



of certified fisheries have made improvements in practice
Annual report 2020-21

Annual report 2020-21

Our Annual Report provides an update on the progress and impact the MSC program has had on the water and in the market.