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Why choose MSC?

  1. Our oceans need to be protected
    Our oceans are home to an amazing variety of life and support the livelihoods of 1/10 of the world's population.
  2. But marine ecosystems are under enormous pressure
    Unsustainable fishing is threatening fish populations, ocean habitats, coastal fishing communities and economies.
  3. The MSC provides a solution
    By choosing seafood with the blue MSC ecolabel you are supporting independently certified sustainable fisheries. Their good management practices help ensure fish stocks and habitats are healthy and fishing community livelihoods are secure.
  4. Sustainability is based on science
    To be MSC certified, fisheries are independently assessed by scientists and marine experts to ensure they meet our standard for environmentally sustainable fishing. Annual audits ensure that they maintain these standards.
  5. You're helping to protect a whole ecosystem
    It’s not all about one species - MSC certified fisheries minimise their impacts on the whole marine environment to ensure healthy, thriving oceans for the future.
  6. You can buy with confidence
    Processors, retailers and restaurants must ensure MSC certified seafood is not mixed with uncertified product. This way you can be sure that the product is correctly labelled.
  7. There's plenty to choose from
    There are 49 different MSC certified species available in the UK and Ireland across 1500+ products. 
  8. There's a choice for every budget
    Products with the MSC ecolabel range from tuna cans starting at 59p to luxury caviar.
  9. You're helping to create change
    Your purchases of MSC labelled seafood create an incentive for more fisheries, retailers and restaurants to produce and sell certified sustainable seafood.
  10. You're helping to keep it wild
    You can enjoy your seafood knowing that tomorrow there will be plenty more where it came from.

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