Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation. We recognize and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.

Marine Stewardship Council

Our mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognising and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.

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Committing to the Sustainability Journey: How Do You Know When Your Company Is ‘Ready?’
Committing to the Sustainability Journey: How Do You Know When Your Company Is ‘Ready?’

4 weeks ago - Deciding if you’re ready is a lot like deciding if you’re happy. “Ready” doesn’t mean totally or even confidently prepared. Here’s a starter checklist to help you know when your company is ready — and any one of these can be enough of a spark to light a fire.

SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World
SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World

1 month ago - SB’19 Detroit was off to an engaging start this week, with powerhouses including Allbirds, Cisco, Eileen Fisher and Timberland comparing notes with rising craft brands and even Little Miss Flint on the most effective ways to continue to drive change toward a healthy, sustainable future.

Energy Building for Sustainable Brands '19 Detroit
Energy Building for Sustainable Brands '19 Detroit

2 months ago - Sustainable Brands reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming global flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. Danone, Allbirds, EILEEN FISHER, PepsiCo and others to collaborate June 3-6

In Face of Rampant Seafood Fraud, Study Reveals Efficacy of MSC Label
In Face of Rampant Seafood Fraud, Study Reveals Efficacy of MSC Label

4 months ago - Reports over the last decade have revealed an average global seafood mislabeling rate of 30%, but a study released today shows species mislabeling rate for MSC-certified seafood is less than 1%.

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Study: Consumers Want to Trust the Fish They Are Eating
Study: Consumers Want to Trust the Fish They Are Eating

4 months ago - The vast majority of consumers across 22 countries would like to see sustainability information for seafood products in stores and on packaging.

The Biggest Threat to Life Below Water? Apathy
The Biggest Threat to Life Below Water? Apathy

8 months ago - Our oceans have never been more threatened. The great challenges of overfishing, climate change, pollution and habitat loss have taken a terrible toll, jeopardising vital fish stocks and the lives and livelihoods of the hundreds of millions who depend on them. But there’s another problem that’s seldom mentioned: Apathy. Unlike many of the issues facing the ocean, it’s one that should be easy to put right. And ironically, it’s one that nobody is really talking about.

Q&A: MSC on Its Plan to Put Fishing on a 'Pathway to Sustainability'
Q&A: MSC on Its Plan to Put Fishing on a 'Pathway to Sustainability'

8 months ago - With the Our Ocean conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia, this week, ocean sustainability has been a hot topic: The event burst with sweeping commitments from the public and private sector alike aimed at cleaning up and protecting this precious resource. One such commitment came from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which launched a £1 million Ocean Stewardship Fund.

Addressing SDG 14: 3 Steps to a Sustainable Ocean Supply Chain
Addressing SDG 14: 3 Steps to a Sustainable Ocean Supply Chain

9 months ago - Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet’s surface and are home to 80 percent of life on earth. Fish, which provide 20 percent of daily protein intake to about 3.1 billion people, is among the most widely traded food commodities — at a value of US$145 billion annually.

MSC Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future with New Targets, Consumer Campaign
MSC Celebrates 20 Years, Looks Ahead to the Future with New Targets, Consumer Campaign

1 year ago - In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released a special edition of its Annual Report, describing two decades of driving change on the water. More than 400 fisheries, landing 14 percent of global marine catch by volume, are now engaged in the MSC program. MSC Chain of Custody certification has been granted to 42,320 sites and in the last financial year, consumers bought 730,860 tons of MSC labeled seafood, in a market worth $5.6 billion.

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50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor
50 Major Companies Band Together to Stomp Out Illegal Tuna, Forced Labor

2 years ago - Fifty of the world’s largest businesses, retailers and fishing companies from across the tuna supply chain have banded together to stamp out illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in their industry, protect the health of oceans and eliminate forced labor from fishing vessels.

New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs
New MSC Report Spotlights Certification's Role in Delivering the SDGs

2 years ago - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released a new report highlighting the positive impact certification can have in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The MSC Global Impacts Report 2017 details more than a thousand examples of positive change being made by certified fisheries to safeguard fish stocks and marine habitats.

Thai Union Commits to 100% Sustainable Tuna, But Can It Get There?
Thai Union Commits to 100% Sustainable Tuna, But Can It Get There?

2 years ago - Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world’s leading and likely most contentious seafood companies, today announced an ambitious strategy to ensure 100 percent of its branded tuna is sustainably sourced with a commitment of achieving a minimum of 75 percent by 2020. As part of the new tuna strategy, Thai Union says it will invest $90m in initiatives that will increase the supply of sustainable tuna. This includes establishing 11 new Fishery Improvement Projects (programs to transform fisheries that ensure sustainable fish stocks, minimized environmental impacts, and improved management of the fisheries, or FIPs) around the world.

Demonstrating Impacts of Sustainability Certifications Will Require Better Communication
Demonstrating Impacts of Sustainability Certifications Will Require Better Communication

2 years ago - Certification has, over the years, played a significant role in the development and execution of ethical supply chain programs across industries, providing frameworks within which brands can analyze and make improvements to their practices and business models. It has also provided a means to communicate brand values and commitment to these values to the public. Though certification has evolved to become an essential component of the corporate landscape, it still faces a number of challenges.

MSC Continues to Make Waves: Sustainable Wild Catch Grows to 10% of Global Market
MSC Continues to Make Waves: Sustainable Wild Catch Grows to 10% of Global Market

2 years ago - Sustainable fishing practices are having lasting impact on fish stocks and marine ecosystems, in part due to successful voluntary certification schemes such as that of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The organization’s latest Annual Report, released today, highlights growth in MSC-certified fisheries and supply chain.

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Trending: Rio 2016, McDonald’s, Subway Making Strides on Responsible Food Sourcing
Trending: Rio 2016, McDonald’s, Subway Making Strides on Responsible Food Sourcing

2 years ago - Among the latest news in responsible food sourcing: The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will have the largest sustainable seafood offering to date of any Olympic or Paralympic Games; McDonald’s announced developments collectively impacting nearly half of its food menu in the United States; and Subway has enhanced its commitments for local sourcing of produce and other products.

MSC Seeking Stakeholder Input on Enhanced Requirements for Labor Practices
MSC Seeking Stakeholder Input on Enhanced Requirements for Labor Practices

2 years ago - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today it will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC-certified fisheries and supply chain companies meet internationally accepted norms for labor practices. “The MSC Board recognizes the increasing importance placed on social issues when considering sustainability,” said Werner Kiene, chairman of the Board. “As a result the MSC Board has resolved to enhance the MSC sustainability certification scheme for wild fisheries by introducing a risk-based approach that assures stakeholders that labor practices throughout the MSC-certified supply chain, from ocean to consumer, meet internationally accepted norms.”

Seafood consumers put sustainability before price and brand
Seafood consumers put sustainability before price and brand

3 years ago -     Seafood consumers put sustainability before price and brand New independent research reveals global motivators to seafood purchase Consumers perceive NGOs and scientific organisations as contributing most to protecting oceans Independent certification increases consumer trust in brands Awareness of the blue MSC label is 37% amongst all consumers MSC-aware consumers say they will pay a premium of up to 11% for MSC labelled seafood     

McDonald’s, M&S, Birds Eye Sign Landmark Commitment to Protect Key Arctic Region from Cod Fishing
McDonald’s, M&S, Birds Eye Sign Landmark Commitment to Protect Key Arctic Region from Cod Fishing

3 years ago - Leading seafood brands, major UK retail chains and some of the world’s largest fishing companies have struck a groundbreaking deal to protect a key Arctic region from industrial fishing for cod.

DNA Tests Bolster Credibility of MSC-Labeled Seafood
DNA Tests Bolster Credibility of MSC-Labeled Seafood

3 years ago - Mislabeled seafood products have become a widespread problem: A recent study found that across 4,500 global samples, 30 percent of seafood products are mislabeled. The issue threatens reputable and sustainable fisheries and seafood traders, and can allow illegal and unregulated fishing practices to go undetected. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has been estimated at 11-26 million tonnes of landed fish each year, representing losses of $10-23.5 billion to the fishing industry.

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John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna

3 years ago - This week, John West Australia, WWF-Australia (WWF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), announced that they have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment to help end unsustainable fishing methods within the canned tuna industry in Australia.The alliance with WWF and MSC is the result of years of the entities working together to find a way to overhaul John West's supply standards within Australia, moving towards a more sustainable future for the world's oceans.

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