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What is the MSC?

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation. We recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.

We want future generations to be able to enjoy seafood and oceans full of life, forever.

Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.

Our mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.

 

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What is the MSC and why is certified sustainable seafood important?

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Our approach

Everyone wants a healthy future for our oceans. Our approach means everyone can play a part in that future while enjoying seafood, not avoiding it.

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What does the blue MSC label mean?

The blue fish label is only applied to wild fish or seafood from fisheries certified to the MSC standard, a scientific measure of sustainable fishing.

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Annual Report 2016-17

Our 20th anniversary report highlights the journey from sustainable fishers to seafood lovers and the people who make it happen

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