Science and research

Our research collaborations deepen our understanding of sustainable fishing and supply chain traceability.

Research and science are fundamental to the work we do at the MSC. Our science and research collaborations help ensure our Standard development reflects the latest scientific understanding.

The MSC science and research team is made up of researchers, data analysts and science communicators. We explore the data and scientific evidence that informs our program.

Science and research at the MSC

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Current research

The MSC collaborates with leading research groups. Find out about our current research projects.

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Scholarship Research Program

The MSC Scholarship Research Program annually awards scholarships to support students who are studying fisheries science.

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Monitoring our impact

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

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The MSC and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Data from the MSC is used by the UN Environment Programme to track progress towards international goals to end overfishing and protect biodiversity.

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