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)
Ocean Stewardship Fund
The Ocean Stewardship Fund (OSF) provides grants for fishery improvements and funds important research into bycatch reduction, protecting marine habitats, and the effects of climate change.
Science and research
Research and science are fundamental to the work we do at the MSC. Our research collaborations help ensure our Standard development reflects the latest scientific understanding.
Certified supply chains
Restaurants, retailers and foodservice companies around the world are ensuring the supply of certified sustainable seafood.
Meet the people behind sustainable seafood. Our program could not exist without the many fishers around the world who work to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and their own livelihoods.