Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a certification and eco-labelling program for sustainable seafood from wild fisheries.

They work with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood globally. MSC’s standards cover sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. They ensure that MSC-labelled seafood comes from, and can be traced back to, sustainable fisheries.

The MSC standards are consistent with the "Guidelines for the Eco-labelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Wild Capture Fisheries" adopted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 2005.

The MSC head office is in London, UK.

MSC is in compliance with:

Code

Compliance Status (Code Version and approval date of compliance)

Last Updated

Standard-Setting

Version 6, April 2016

21/09/2016

Impacts

Version 2, July 2014

21/09/2016

Assurance

Version 1, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2017

21/09/2016

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