Our collective impact

For 25 years fisheries, scientists, consumers and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.

Since we were founded in 1997, fisheries responsible for around 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 2000 improvements to their performance and management.

More than 46,200 sites, including supermarket chains, restaurants, fishmongers and hotels are now certified to sell seafood with the blue MSC label.

Over

19%

of marine wild catch engaged with the MSC program (certified, in assessment or working towards assessment)
Over

2,000

improvements made by MSC certified fisheries by the end of March 2022

95%

of certified fisheries have made improvements in practice
More than

20,400

different products sold globally with the MSC blue label in the UK financial year 2021-22 (1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022)

Approximately

46,270

sites around the world selling certified sustainable seafood
Fisheries improving

Fisheries improving

MSC certified fisheries are continually improving to minimise environmental impacts

Read more about fishery improvements

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Global Impacts 2017

Global Impacts 2017

Our Global Impacts Report showcases the progress and improvements delivered by certified fisheries around the world.

Read the report
Certified supply chains

Certified supply chains

Certified supply chains Retailers, fishmongers and restaurants around the world are certified to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard to ensure seafood sold with the MSC blue label comes from a certified sustainable fishery

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Monitoring our impact

Monitoring our impact

The MSC monitoring and evaluation program works to understand the environmental and social impacts of the MSC.

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