World Oceans Day

June 8 is United Nations World Ocean Day. This year’s theme is Life and Livelihoods. Our ocean feeds billions of people, covers over 70% of the planet and provides 80% of the world’s biodiversity. We need to conserve our wonderful marine resources for future generations.

The MSC label helps everyone play their part and make sustainable choices. By choosing the blue tick, you can enjoy healthy seafood knowing you’re making the best choice for our ocean – for the life within it and for those whose livelihoods depend on it.

Let’s come together for a big blue future.

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Five things you can do right now to join the global movement to protect the oceans and ensure sustainable seafood supplies for the future.

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What does the blue MSC label mean?

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Use our teaching and learning resources to discover how we can help keep our oceans healthy for generations to come.

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Little Blue Label, Big Blue Future


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How MSC certification drives environmental best practice

Many MSC certified fisheries continue to improve performance in areas such as bycatch and endangered, threatened and protected species, even after certification.

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What is sustainable fishing?

Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting habitats and ensuring people who depend on fishing can maintain their livelihoods.

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Show your friends colleagues you support the oceans, with our backgrounds for Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

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