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.
different products sold globally with the MSC blue label in the UK financial year 2021-22 (1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022)
MSC certified fisheries are continually improving to minimise environmental impacts
Find out more
Global Impacts 2017
Our Global Impacts Report showcases the progress and improvements delivered by certified fisheries around the world.
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
Monitoring our impact
The MSC monitoring and evaluation program works to understand the environmental and social impacts of the MSC.