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:


Compliance Status (Code Version and approval date of compliance)

Last Updated


Version 6, April 2016



Version 2, July 2014



Version 1, Independent Evaluation due for completion 2017


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