About the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The mission of this international non-profit organization is to reverse the decline in global fish stocks.
MSC is the leading global environmental standard for responsible fishing. Fish carrying the blue MSC logo are certified as coming from a fishery that has been certified as sustainable and well-managed.
Who benefits from MSC certification?
The MSC logo indicates to consumers that the certified fish can be traced back through the entire supply chain back to the source fishery – from boat to plate. The MSC eco-label is also an easy solution for customers to find sustainable seafood products and reward those in the supply chain who demonstrate leadership in sustainability.
Protecting fish stocks through the certification of sustainable fishing practices helps protect the livelihoods of many people involved in bringing fish from boat-to-plate.
Sustainable fishing helps to protect the marine ecosystem. An estimated 75% of the world's fish stocks are either exploited, depleted or over-exploited. (Source: FAO - UN Food and Agriculture Organization)