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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 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


sites around the world selling certified sustainable seafood

Fisheries improving

MSC certified fisheries are continually improving to minimise environmental impacts.
Fisheries improving
Ocean Stewardship Fund

Ocean Stewardship Fund

We've raised US$10 million to fund marine science and increase the number of sustainable fisheries worldwide. We aspire to raise $100 million by 2032 to further this vision.

Fishers' stories: the lives behind the MSC label

Read about the passionate people bringing sustainable seafood to your plate.
Fishers' stories: the lives behind the MSC label