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Our collective impact

For 20 over years fisheries, scientists, consumers and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our oceans are fished sustainably.

Since we were founded in 1997, fisheries responsible for 12% 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 1,200 improvements to their performance and management.

More than 38,000 sites, including supermarket chains, restaurants, fishmongers and hotels are now certified to sell seafood with the blue MSC label.

 


12%

of marine catch is MSC certified
Over

1,200

improvements delivered by fisheries
More than

25,000

products are sold with the blue MSC label

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Fisheries improving

As well as fishing healthy populations, fisheries must show they are managing their impacts on habitats and other marine species.

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Mackerel dish (left) on a wooden table with utensils and salt and pepper (right)

Traceable supply chains

Retailers, fishmongers and restaurants around the world are certified for traceability so fish sold with the MSC label can be traced to a sustainable fishery.

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Global Impacts 2017

Our Global Impacts Report showcases the progress and improvements delivered by certified fisheries around the world.

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