We work with fishers, researchers and the industry to ensure that our seas are fished sustainably, and that it is easy to find and buy certified sustainable seafood.
By choosing fish products with the blue fish of the MSC label, you are directly supporting fishing that protects our seas, and encouraging others to do the same.
People depend on the fishing industry. For many people, fish is an important source of food.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO):
- One billion people, almost all of them in the developing countries, rely on fish as their main source of protein.
- It is estimated that 200 million people are directly or indirectly involved in fishing or affiliated industries.
- Over 50% of the seafood traded around the world comes from developing countries.
For many of these people, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury. The alternative is unemployment, malnutrition, poverty and hunger.
Sustainable fisheries create sustainable communities
MSC works to promote responsible fisheries management and sustainable methods, to protect the fishing communities of the future.
By combating overfishing and illegal fishing, we can help to protect the basis for life and ensure vital food safety for many people around the world.
Find out more about our approach.