Marine Stewardship Council in Africa

Ensuring Seafood Traceability

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Globally Accessible Environmental Certification

Rewarding Responsible Fishing

Together We Are Creating Healthier Oceans


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the world’s leading certification and ecolabelling programme for sustainable wild-caught seafood. We developed and maintain independent standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability and collaborate with fishers, processors and retailers to increase the availability of certified sustainable seafood to consumers.

The MSC believes in the importance of evidence-based standard-setting and seeks to deliver a robust, effective and accessible programme that keeps up with the latest scientific knowledge and industry practices.

Our vision is of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.
Our mission is to use our ecolabel and fishery certification programme 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.
Our distinctive blue ‘fish with a tick’ ecolabel makes it easy to identify products from certified fisheries.

Together we can create healthier oceans

What is the MSC?

Latest News

20 years on over 400 fisheries engaged with the MSC
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Oct 18, 2017 The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released its 20th anniversary Annual Report showing that...

MSC awards more than £200,000 for research projects in small scale and developing world fisheries
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Sep 25, 2017 The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has awarded funding of more than £200,000 to five...

MSC scholarships to help fund research in East Africa and Kenya
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Aug 16, 2017 The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is proud to announce the winners of the latest...