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Why get your fishery MSC certified?

MSC certification confirms your fishery is well-managed and is sustaining resources and livelihoods for future generations.


Being MSC certified means meeting the world’s most recognised benchmark for sustainability: the MSC Fisheries Standard. The MSC Fisheries Standard is based on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) code of conduct for responsible fisheries. The Standard is developed in consultation with a range of people and organisations around the world, including government academics, researchers, the fishing industry and NGOs. 

MSC certification may provide

  • enhanced reputation 
  • better visibility 
  • improved dialogue with stakeholders 
  • a pathway for improvements 
  • protected livelihoods  
  • access to new markets 
  • secure markets  
  • promotional opportunities

Fisheries explain why they choose MSC

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Sustainable fisheries are important for the future


Ecolabelling is becoming increasingly important. We believe an external audit of our fisheries and management systems will increase our credibility in the marketplace and at the same time contribute to preventing any disadvantageous development in the fisheries.

Audun Maråk Managing Director, Fiskebåt


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Fishery certification guide 
Developing World and small scale fisheries
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