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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 47,800 sites, including supermarket chains, restaurants, fishmongers and hotels are now certified to sell seafood with the blue MSC label.


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


improvements made by MSC certified fisheries by the end of March 2023


different products sold globally with the MSC blue label in the UK financial year 2022-23 (1 April 2022 - 31 March 2023)


sites around the world selling certified sustainable seafood
Fisheries improving

Fisheries improving

MSC certified fisheries are continually improving to minimise environmental impacts.