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  • Mackerel fisheries re-enter MSC assessment

    More than 700 mackerel fishing vessels are uniting as the Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA) to begin Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment. 11 Jul 2014

  • Atlanto-Scandian fisheries go for MSC certification

    A group of Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries are joining forces to take their fisheries through the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification process. 30 Jun 2014

  • U.S. West Coast groundfish certified

    The U.S. West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification – and has been described by the MSC as the most diverse and complex fishery ever to enter assessment. 05 Jun 2014

  • Orange roughy enters MSC assessment

    New Zealand’s key orange roughy fisheries will enter into full Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment, which is expected to take at least 12 months. 29 May 2014

  • CodMarine certified

    CodMarine® fish oil supplement, produced by Norway's Pharma Marine AS, has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 28 May 2014

  • Sustainable tuna and cat food brands launched

    American Tuna has announced that it is launching Pole & Line Tuna and Deck Hand Premium Cat Food, which will available exclusively at Whole Foods Market starting this spring. 21 May 2014

  • Sainsbury’s launches sustainable sandwich

    Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a Marine Stewardship Council certified sustainable tuna sandwich. 01 May 2014

  • Whelk fishery enters MSC programme

    The Granville Bay whelk fishery has become the first whelk fishery worldwide to enter Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 01 May 2014

  • Gaspésie lobster fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Gaspésie lobster fishery has entered Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment. 15 Apr 2014

  • MSC to develop seaweed standard

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard for the first time to include various groups of seaweed. 15 Apr 2014

  • Shrimp fisheries combine to achieve MSC re-certification

    Two Canadian MSC certified fisheries, the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) northern shrimp and the Gulf of St. Lawrence northern shrimp trawl Esquiman Channel fisheries, have joined in a cooperative effort into one combined shrimp fishery that has earned MSC re-certification. 02 Apr 2014

  • Oz fisheries seek ‘first’ MSC certification

    Walker Seafoods Australia of the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery have entered the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment, becoming Australia’s first tuna fishery and the world’s first Mahi Mahi fishery to do so. 24 Mar 2014

  • Canadian lobster fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery has entered into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment. 05 Mar 2014

  • MSC launches blog

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its new global blog, Seafood Matters. 25 Feb 2014

  • Raymond Blanc turns fish detective

    Celebrity chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, has turned fish detective for a new series of short animations about the importance of sustainable fish and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label. 18 Feb 2014

  • First Chilean fishery MSC certified

    The Chilean mussel fishery and suspended culture has become the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery in Chile. 18 Feb 2014

  • London’s first certified sustainable chippy

    London Fish & Chips in Covent Garden has become the first traditional fish and chip shop in the capital to become MSC certified, now displaying the blue ecolabel on its menus. 13 Feb 2014

  • Chile lobster and shrimp fishery enters MSC assessment

    The latest fishery to enter into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment is Chile’s squat lobsters and nylon (nailon) shrimp modified trawl fishery. 27 Jan 2014

  • First State University of New York gets MSC certified

    Binghamton University, in conjunction with its dining partner Sodexo, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, becoming the first State University of New York (SUNY) campus to do so. 23 Jan 2014

  • ‘Big Ten’ university certified sustainable

    The University of Michigan (U-M) has become the first ‘Big Ten’ University to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification. 15 Jan 2014

  • New poll shows consumer support for Alaska seafood

    Following this week’s pledge to take action against Walmart regarding its seafood sourcing policy, Alaska Salmon Now has released findings from a new poll of US consumers. 09 Jan 2014

  • Scallop fishery certified sustainable

    The US Atlantic sea scallop fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries following an independent assessment conducted by Intertek Moody Marine. 30 Dec 2013

  • New film to engage developing world fisheries

    A new film has been launched by the Marine Stewardship Council to support the positive transformation of seafood resources management in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. 17 Dec 2013

  • MSC seafood confirmed sustainable

    Independent DNA testing of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) labelled products has confirmed their sustainability, with over 99% correctly labelled. 13 Dec 2013

  • Sustainable seafood at 2016 Olympics

    The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced an agreement to promote Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified seafood at the 2016 Rio Games. 04 Dec 2013

  • MSC for Barents Sea fishery

    Spanish association of cod fishing ship owners, Agarba, has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its Barents Sea cod fishing operations. 02 Dec 2013

  • Chilean rock lobster fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Chilean Juan Fernández rock lobster fishery (Jasus frontalis) has entered into independent, third party assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme. 27 Nov 2013

  • MSC first for Estonia

    After a year-long scientific assessment the Estonian prawn fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, making it the first Estonian fishery to become MSC certified. 27 Nov 2013

  • New online fisheries science research library

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a new online fisheries science research library which will provide open access to the science that underpins the organisation’s standards. 21 Nov 2013

  • First Polish fishery enters assessment

    The Eastern Baltic cod fishery has become the first fishery from Poland to enter into assessment against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. 21 Nov 2013

  • MSC skipjack in Europe

    The first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans will soon be available in Europe. 19 Nov 2013

  • Swedish freshwater fishery recertified

    The Swedish small-scale pike-perch fishery has been successfully re-assessed against the MSC environmental standard. 14 Nov 2013

  • Alaska salmon fishery re-certified

    The Alaska salmon fishery has earned MSC re-certification after a third party assessment by Intertek Moody Marine (IMM) determined that it meets the standards of a sustainable and well managed fishery. 13 Nov 2013

  • Blue mussels certified

    Blue mussels caught by the Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR in the Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony have been MSC certified. 30 Oct 2013

  • Faroese queen scallop fishery certified

    Following a five year effort and 14 month assessment, queen scallops from the Faroe Islands have been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 22 Oct 2013

  • North Sea saithe catch recertified

    The Kutterfisch-Zentrale saithe fishery has been recertified to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards, five years after becoming the first German fishing business to receive the sustainability award. 16 Oct 2013

  • PEI lobster goes for MSC

    Canada’s Prince Edward Island (PEI) lobster fishery is to be assessed against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme by an independent, third party. 11 Oct 2013

  • Sustainable Scottish saithe

    The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) saithe fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 10 Oct 2013

  • Russian pollock fishery MSC certified

    The Russian Sea of Okhotsk walleye pollock fishery has now officially received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 25 Sep 2013

  • Russian pollock fishery can be certified

    Michael Lodge, the Independent Adjudicator for the objection against Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Russia Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery, has cleared the fishery for certification. 17 Sep 2013

  • MSC standard review

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a second round of consultation on the improvement of its environmental standard for sustainable fisheries. 16 Sep 2013

  • Toothfish fishers MSC certified

    French toothfish fishers in the Kerguelen plateau have been granted Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 09 Sep 2013

  • MSC sets sights on Poland

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is helping Polish fisheries improve their performance as it teams up with the BalticSea2020 foundation to launch its programme in the country. 30 Aug 2013

  • Greenland whitefish enters MSC

    Greenland’s cod, haddock and saithe fisheries in the North East Arctic have entered into MSC assessment. 14 Aug 2013

  • MSC for cross-border Irish mussels

    The bottom grown blue mussel sector in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) has received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 01 Aug 2013

  • UK’s biggest MSC fishery recertified

    The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has been recertified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), making the herring fishery the only Scottish fishery currently recertified under the programme. 31 Jul 2013

  • MSC and Sealord join forces

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has joined forces with global seafood expert Sealord in a new campaign to educate Australian schoolchildren about sustainability this week. 30 Jul 2013

  • Pacific hake fishery enters re-assessment

    The Pacific hake offshore fishery has entered assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification. 24 Jul 2013

  • East African fishery funding

    Two fisheries in East Africa are to receive funding for improvement projects to bring them up to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Environmental Standard for Sustainable Fishing. 22 Jul 2013

  • Canadian lobster fishery achieves certification

    The Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster (Homarus americanus) trap fishery in Canada has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 17 Jul 2013

  • Sydney's first MSC certified independent restaurant

    Australian TV Chef Tom Kime will open his sustainable seafood cafe, Fish & Co this week, the first independent restaurant in NSW to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 11 Jul 2013

  • Faroese saithe MSC certified

    The Faroe Islands saithe fishery is now Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, following an 18 month assessment by Det Norske Veritas (DNV). 09 Jul 2013

  • First ‘Think Fish’ campaign launched in The Netherlands

    The second week of September has been dubbed ‘Think Fish Week’ by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and World Wide Fund for Nature-Netherlands (WWF-NL). 09 Jul 2013

  • Swedish herring fisheries recertified

    The Swedish herring fishery in the North Sea has been recertified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 04 Jul 2013

  • MSC programme a ‘burden’ to Alaska

    U.S. Senator Mark Begich has sent a letter to Wal-Mart president and chief operating officer Michael Duke, urging the company to re-evaluate its decision to only sell seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 03 Jul 2013

  • MSC scholarship for fisheries research in Chile

    Miguel Cosmelli, an MSc student at University of California, Santa Barbara, is the fifth student to be awarded a scholarship by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to develop the knowledge and understanding of fisheries biology and management. 02 Jul 2013

  • First ASC and MSC labelled product available in The Netherlands

    Queens Panga & Shrimp Noodles Red Curry, combining farmed pangasius and wild-caught shrimp, has become the first product to carry the ASC logo for responsible aquaculture and the MSC ecolabel for sustainable wild-catch. 26 Jun 2013

  • FIUN fishery MSC certified

    The Fishing Industry Union of the North (FIUN) Barents and Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery has been MSC certified. 25 Jun 2013

  • MSC suspends Faroese herring certification

    The Faroese Pelagic Organisation’s (FPO) MSC certificate for Atlanto-Scandian herring has been suspended. 24 Jun 2013

  • Norwegian saithe fisheries recertified

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has recertified the Norwegian North East Arctic and North Sea saithe fisheries for another five years. 20 Jun 2013

  • Russian pollock fishery decision sent back to IMM

    A Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Independent Adjudicator has upheld an objection to the certification of the Russia Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery, and has handed the assessment back to assessor Intertek Moody Marine (IMM) to review. 20 Jun 2013

  • Lake Erie fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Lake Erie multi-species commercial fishery in Canada has entered into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment. 19 Jun 2013

  • Indian clam fishery enters MSC assessment

    India’s short-neck clam fishery in the Ashtamudi Estuary has entered into MSC assessment. 13 Jun 2013

  • MSC certified seafood recommended by Monterey Bay

    A new report by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has found that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain of custody standard is the only wild capture certification programme to meet Seafood Watch criteria for environmental sustainability. 12 Jun 2013

  • Russian salmon fishery re-assessment

    The Iturup pink salmon and chum salmon fishery, the first Russian fishery to be MSC certified, has started the re-assessment process. 11 Jun 2013

  • North Sea cod nearly ready for MSC certification

    A new report that uses the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainability standard as a common benchmark has found that North Sea cod stocks are nearly ready to be MSC certified. 10 Jun 2013

  • Clam and cockle fisheries certified

    The Spanish Ría de Arosa Galician Cooperative Society has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its artisanal clam and cockle fisheries. 05 Jun 2013

  • Joint MSC for nephrops fisheries

    Swedish and Danish nephrops fisheries, Fiskeri AB Ginneton and Danske Fiskeres Producent Organisation (DFPO), have entered into full Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment as a joint client group - a world first. 28 May 2013

  • Canadian halibut MSC certified

    The Atlantic Halibut Council's Canadian Atlantic halibut fishery has become the first of its kind to receive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 24 May 2013

  • MSC celebrates 20,000 sustainable products

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is celebrating its 20,000th certified product. 22 May 2013

  • Iglo Austria 100% certified

    The entire range of Iglo Austria’s ocean caught fish is now Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified. 21 May 2013

  • Russian salmon fishery enters assessment

    The Narody Severa and Bolsheretsk salmon fishery operating in the Sea of Okhotsk and Western Kamchatka, Russia has entered into full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. 16 May 2013

  • Hokkaido scallop fishery MSC certified

    The Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Association’s scallop fishery has achieved MSC certification. 16 May 2013

  • Anova to sell Fijian MSC tuna

    International seafood supplier, Anova Seafood, has announced that it will be selling Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Fujian albacore tuna as part of its “The Sea and We” sustainability range. 02 May 2013

  • WWF withdraws MSC objection

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has withdrawn its objection to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Russian Sea of Okhotsk Mid-water Trawl Walleye Pollock Fishery, as an agreement has been reached. 01 May 2013

  • Icelandic fishery duo MSC assessment

    The Iceland golden redfish fishery and Iceland saithe fishery have entered into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) at the same time. 30 Apr 2013

  • Norwegian herring fisheries enter reassessment

    Norges Fiskarlag (The Norwegian Fishermen’s Association) is seeking MSC re-certification for the Norway North Sea and Skagerrak herring fishery and the Norway Spring Spawning herring fishery. 17 Apr 2013

  • Toothfish rating up according to Seafood Watch

    An independent review has found that more toothfish fisheries are rated as either ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good Alternative’, up from its previous ratings of ‘Avoid’. 10 Apr 2013

  • Day Boat Seafood MSC certified

    Day Boat Seafood, a US North Atlantic swordfish, pelagic longline and handgear buoy line fishery, has been awarded MSC Certification. 28 Mar 2013

  • Barents Sea fishery enters assessment

    Russian companies ZAO Strelets and ZAO Eridan have entered their joint cod and haddock fishery into assessment for MSC certification. 28 Mar 2013

  • Argentine Patagonian toothfish fishery enters assessment

    The Argentine Patagonian toothfish fishery operating in Argentine Federal Continental Shelf waters has entered into full MSC assessment. 20 Mar 2013

  • Jakarta skipjack fishery seeks MSC certification

    In a bid to capitalise on the increase in international demand for sustainably managed pole-and-line and hand-line caught fish, Jakarta’s skipjack fishery is gearing up for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 20 Mar 2013

  • Latest MSC DNA testing results

    The latest results of the MSC’s DNA testing program have been published and have found that the overall mislabelling rate for MSC certified products was 1%, or just three mislabelled samples. 20 Mar 2013

  • Maldives skipjack tuna validated

    The Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association (MSPEA) has issued all exports of Maldives pole-and-line skipjack tuna caught in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery with a validation certificate. 15 Mar 2013

  • Maine lobster fishery MSC certified

    During the Boston Seafood Show it was announced that the Maine lobster fishery has achieved MSC certification. 14 Mar 2013

  • Dutch oysters MSC certified

    Native oysters and Pacific oysters harvested by two fisheries of the Dutch Oyster Association have received MSC certification. 06 Mar 2013

  • First Greenland fishery gains certification

    The West Greenland cold water prawn trawl fishery has become the first Greenland fishery to achieve MSC certification. 06 Mar 2013

  • MSC hat trick for New Zealand fisheries

    Three of New Zealand’s key offshore fisheries farming albacore tuna, hoki and southern blue whiting, have been deemed sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 26 Feb 2013

  • Icelandic lumpfish fishery enters MSC assessment

    Icelandic lumpfish gillnet fishery, Vignir G Jónsson, has been entered into assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 21 Feb 2013

  • Waitrose tuna to carry MSC label

    UK food retailer, Waitrose, has announced that its range of canned tuna will carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel by April 2013. 20 Feb 2013

  • MSC sushi on the menu at Moshi Moshi

    Independent London restaurant, Moshi Moshi, has put the world’s first QR code sushi on its menu to allow consumers to discover the sustainability story behind their food. 18 Feb 2013

  • MSC revises royalty fee

    From 1 April 2013 the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is revising its charging structure for ecolabel licence holders, which will reduce overall costs of MSC participation and encourage greater use of the ecolabel. 07 Feb 2013

  • Portuguese fishery gets MSC certificate reinstated

    Portuguese sardine fishery, Anopcerco, has had its MSC certification reinstated following a positive audit, conducted by independent certifier, Intertek Moody Marine. 28 Jan 2013

  • McDonald’s USA to serve MSC fish

    As part of its 10 year commitment to sustainable fishing practices, McDonald’s USA will serve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish in over 14,000 restaurants nationwide, making it the first national restaurant chain to adopt the blue ecolabel. 25 Jan 2013

  • First diver-caught razor clam fishery certified

    Cofradía de Pescadores San Martiño de Bueu has been awarded MSC certification for its small-scale razor clam fishery operations in Ría de Pontevedra. 23 Jan 2013

  • First European tropical tuna fishery seeks MSC cert

    The Pesqueras Echebastar tuna fishery has become the first Spanish tropical tuna fishery to enter into full MSC assessment. 23 Jan 2013

  • First MSC tuna fishery re-certified

    Fresh, frozen and canned albacore tuna from the American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA), has achieved MSC certification for a second time for the North and South Pacific albacore fisheries. 16 Jan 2013

  • Canadian chum salmon fisheries awarded MSC

    Three British Columbia chum salmon fisheries have awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, a significant boost to Canada’s supply of MSC certified seafood. 09 Jan 2013

  • Russian pollock MSC CoC certified

    Independent certification body, Food Certification International (FCI) recently announced that the Russian Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) has been certified against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody (CoC). 08 Jan 2013

  • Australia’s MSC prawns go on sale in Japan

    Japanese retail giant, Aeon, has stocked up on Australian MSC certified Spencer Gulf King Prawns, ready to sell over the Christmas period. 12 Dec 2012

  • Fiji tuna fishery MSC certified

    The fourth tuna fishery in the South Pacific, the Fiji Albacore Tuna Long Line fishery, has been awarded MSC certification. 12 Dec 2012

  • Maldives skipjack fishery gains MSC

    Pole and line skipjack fishery, Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association (MSPEA), has become the first Indian Ocean tuna fishery to gain the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 27 Nov 2012

  • Dutch razor clam fishery MSC certified

    The Producers’ Organisation of the Dutch Fishermen’s Association (DFA) razor clam fishery today became the first introduced species fishery in the world to be awarded MSC certification. 22 Nov 2012

  • First Swedish mussel fishery enters MSC

    The Swedish Shellfish Producer Organisation (SSPO) has become the first rope grown blue mussel fishery to begin full assessment against the marine Stewardship Council’s (MCS) sustainability standard. 21 Nov 2012

  • New chairman for MSC

    The Marine Stewardship Council Board of Trustees has appointed Dr Werner Kiene as MSC chair, who will formally take up the full responsibilities of his role in 2013, when current chairman Will Martin retires. 14 Nov 2012

  • The Foley Fish Company obtains MSC certification

    The Foley Fish Company has obtained Chain of Custody certification in the Marine Stewardship Council program. 14 Nov 2012

  • Largest Oz prawn fishery MSC certified

    Australia’s largest prawn fishery, the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), has gained MSC certification and products from this fishery will now be eligible to carry the blue ecolabel. 07 Nov 2012

  • MSC opens office in Iceland

    The MSC has appointed Gísli Gíslason as senior fishery outreach manager, responsible for servicing stakeholders and fishery clients in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. 26 Oct 2012

  • Olympic supplier MSC certified

    Simson’s Fisheries, supplier to the London 2012 Olympics, has gained MSC certification and can now supply sustainable fish to hotel groups, restaurants, pub groups, retailers, schools and hospitals. 24 Oct 2012

  • KFC France gets MSC certified

    Fast food chain KFC in France, has taken its sustainability commitment to the next level with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 23 Oct 2012

  • New Zealand Hoki fishery achieves third MSC certification

    New Zealand’s popular white fish, Hoki, has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for a sustainable fishery for a third time. 02 Oct 2012

  • Snow crab certified to MSC standard

    The southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab trap fishery, entered into assessment by the Affiliation of Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (ASPANS), has been awarded MSC certification. 27 Sep 2012

  • Prawn fishery enters MSC assessment

    Maresco A/S, a company specialising in shellfish, has entered the Faroe Islands North East Arctic cold water prawn fishery into assessment for MSC certification. 25 Sep 2012

  • Quick supply chain MSC certified

    European fast food chain Quick has changed its white fish supply policy in support of the sustainable fishing industry by obtaining the MSC certification for its entire supply chain. 19 Sep 2012

  • Oz gets $14.5m fund for certification

    The Western Australian Government has partnered with the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) to announce a $14.5m fund for Western Australian fisheries to gain MSC certification. 19 Sep 2012

  • MSC appoints new governance body members

    The Marin Stewardship Council (MSC) has welcomed four new non-executive appointments to the MSC. 13 Sep 2012

  • MSC film to promote 'Sustainable Seas'

    The science behind the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) program is explained in the new film 'Sustainable Seas'. 11 Sep 2012

  • Bento Sushi the largest restaurant chain in NA to achieve MSC certification

    Bento Sushi has achieved a new milestone in the Marine Stewardship Council program with 124 locations in Loblaw banner stores across Canada receiving MSC Chain of Custody certification. 11 Sep 2012

  • MSC ecolabel – best for sustainability

    According to the latest ‘Comparison of Wild Capture Fisheries Certification Schemes’ report, released this week at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel remains the most compliant with international criteria. 06 Sep 2012

  • Russian sockeye salmon fishery certified

    The Ozernaya River sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) fishery located in the Russian Far East, on the southwest coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, has been MSC certified. 05 Sep 2012

  • Danish retailers launch MSC campaign

    This week, Coop, Dansk Supermarked and SuperGros will turn their focus to certified sustainable seafood in a new joint nationwide marketing campaign. 05 Sep 2012

  • First silver smelt fishery gains MSC certification

    The Faroese Great Silver Smelt fishery has been successfully MSC certified and is the first MSC certified silver smelt fishery in the world. 04 Sep 2012

  • First US Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery obtains MSC certification

    The United States east coast North Atlantic fishery for spiny dogfish, assessed as six separate units of certification, has been awarded MSC certification. 04 Sep 2012

  • Swordfish fishery enters MSC assessment

    Sustainable Swordfish LLC, a group involved with about two-thirds of the US east coast swordfish landings, has entered the SSLLC US North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery into Marine Stewardship Council assessment. 29 Aug 2012

  • Scientific analysis confirms MSC certified seafood harvested from healthy stocks

    The first comprehensive analysis of fish stocks targeted by MSC certified fisheries has concluded that stocks are healthy and well-managed to ensure continuing sustainability. 24 Aug 2012

  • Falklands toothfish enters MSC assessment

    Consolidated Fisheries Ltd has entered the Falkland Islands longline Patagonian Toothfish fishery entered full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 24 Aug 2012

  • Faroe Island fishery gains MSC certification

    Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been awarded to the Faroe Island North East Arctic cod and haddock fishery. 23 Aug 2012

  • Hastings fishery re-certified

    The Hastings Dover sole trammel net, gill net and trawl fisheries have been re-certified as sustainable and well-managed fisheries under the MSC standard. 21 Aug 2012

  • Danish haddock now MSC certified

    The Danish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation’s (DFPO) North Sea and Skagerrak haddock fishery has been certified. 10 Aug 2012

  • 40 tonnes of seafood consumed at Olympics

    At just over half way through the Olympics, fans have already consumed an estimated 40 tonnes of seafood at the games. 08 Aug 2012

  • Canadian Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster fishery enters MSC full assessment

    The Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster (Homarus americanus) baited trap fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada has entered into full assessment in the MSC’s certification program. 07 Aug 2012

  • Exmouth Mussels awarded MSC certificate

    The Exmouth Mussel Company has been granted Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 06 Aug 2012

  • Fourth Mexican fishery MSC certified

    Lobsters from the small-scale, artisanal fishery within the Sian Ka’an and Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserves, in the Mexican portion of the Mesoamerican Reef, have been MSC certified. 01 Aug 2012

  • Update on Ross Sea longline toothfish fishery

    Recent data from scientific assessments show the Ross Sea longline toothfish fishery continues to be a leading example of a well-managed sustainable fishery, says the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 31 Jul 2012

  • MSC cert for US broadline distributor

    Maines Paper & Food Service Inc. has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification (CoC) - the first broadliner in the Northeastern US to do so. 25 Jul 2012

  • Saithe fishery seeks MSC re-assessment

    The Norwegian saithe fishery is seeking re-assessment under the MSC’s program for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. 23 Jul 2012

  • South African hake fishery retains MSC cert

    The release of the independent certifier’s annual surveillance report for South Africa’s hake trawl fishery has confirmed that it will retain its Marine Stewardship (MSC) certificate in sustainability. 19 Jul 2012

  • Increasing support for MSC ecolabel

    An independent survey commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) shows that 30% of consumers who buy fish at least once every two months, are aware of the MSC ecolabel – up from 23% in 2010. 19 Jul 2012

  • Clearwater achieves MSC certification

    Clearwater Seafoods Inc. has achieved MSC certification of its Arctic surf clam fishery. 18 Jul 2012

  • DNA testing delivers positive results

    Independent DNA testing on randomly selected MSC-labelled products shows that the MSC traceability certification requirements continue to deliver a very high degree of consumer assurance. 12 Jul 2012

  • First NA snow crab fishery MSC certified

    The Scotian Shelf snow crab trap fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. 12 Jul 2012

  • Faroese queen scallops enter assessment

    The M/V Nordheim fishing vessel, sole license holder for the Faroese queen scallop fishery, has entered the full assessment process within the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program. 27 Jun 2012

  • Mackerel action plan welcomed

    The MSC has welcomed an action plan that is aimed at solving the ongoing mackerel dispute in the North East Atlantic. 27 Jun 2012

  • Traceability to stop illegal fishing

    More than 100 participants from the Asia-Pacific region recently discussed the importance of applying seafood traceability as a way of fighting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. 20 Jun 2012

  • Russian salmon fishery MSC certified

    The NE Sakhalin Island pink salmon fishery on Russia’s east coast has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 14 Jun 2012

  • MSC gets new Stakeholder Council members

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has welcomed five new members to its Stakeholder Council. 12 Jun 2012

  • Lidl achieve sustainability milestone

    Supermarket chain Lidl and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have announced that all wild-caught fresh and frozen fin fish products sold by Lidl in The Netherlands will now be labelled with the MSC ecolabel. 06 Jun 2012

  • Anglo-German fisheries MSC certified

    The North East Arctic cod, haddock and saithe fisheries fished by UK Fisheries Ltd and the German companies DFFU and Doggerbank, have been MSC certified. 06 Jun 2012

  • Toothfish fishery gains MSC certification

    The Macquarie Island toothfish fishery (MITF) – operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline - has gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 05 Jun 2012

  • Argentine hoki fishery MSC certified

    The Argentine hoki trawl net fishery has been awarded MSC certification. 30 May 2012

  • MSC chair to retire

    Marine Stewardship Council chair, Will Martin, will retire from the Board in July 2013, after over a decade of service and leadership. 23 May 2012

  • Sea scallop fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Full Bay Scallop Association (FBSA) in Canada has entered an Atlantic sea scallop fishery into MSC assessment. 21 May 2012

  • MSC seafood finder app hits 500 downloads in first month

    The Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainable seafood finder mobile app has passed 500 downloads, less than a month after its official launch. 17 May 2012

  • Samherji enters MSC assessment for cod, haddock and herring

    Samherji Hf has entered the Northeast Atlantic cod, haddock and herring fisheries for full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 16 May 2012

  • Snow crab fishery begins MSC assessment

    Newfoundland and Labrador’s highest value fishery, the snow crab fishery, has entered into Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) assessment. 16 May 2012

  • MSC releases new five year plan

    The Marine Stewardship Council has released its new strategic plan for the next five years. 11 May 2012

  • Herring fishery entered for re-assessment

    The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) North Sea herring fishery has entered MSC re-assessment in order to maintain its certification beyond 2013. 09 May 2012

  • First yellowfin tuna fishery certified

    The Mexico Baja California pole and line yellowfin and skipjack tuna fishery has been awarded MSC certification. 07 May 2012

  • NZ blue whiting fishery MSC certified

    The New Zealand Southern blue whiting trawl fishery has been certified as sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for a sustainable and well managed fishery. 03 May 2012

  • Brussels celebrates certified fisheries

    Three MSC certified fisheries were celebrated in Brussels last week during the European Seafood Exposition. 02 May 2012

  • Group resumes Alaska salmon certification

    A Seattle based fishing organisation will resume certification of the Alaska salmon fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries. 01 May 2012

  • Icelandic Group awarded MSC certification for cod and haddock

    Icelandic Group PLC has achieved Marine Stewardship Council certification for all its cod and haddock originating from Iceland. 01 May 2012

  • Denmark: 100% certified mussel exports

    The Vilsund Blue Limfjord rope-grown mussel fishery has secured MSC certification, meaning that 100% of Danish mussel exports are now eligible to carry the MSC ecolabel. 01 May 2012

  • US North Atlantic swordfish fishery enters full assessment for MSC certification

    Day Boat Seafood LLC of Lake Park, Florida has entered the US North Atlantic swordfish longline and buoy gear fishery into full Marine Stewardship Council assessment. 01 May 2012

  • Canadian longline swordfish fishery certified

    The North West Atlantic Canada swordfish pelagic longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 24 Apr 2012

  • French cod and haddock fishery obtains MSC certification

    After 20 months of assessment, the North-East Arctic cod and haddock fishery becomes the fifth French fishery to be certified to the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. 24 Apr 2012

  • Faeroes saithe fishery enters assessment

    The Faroe Island saithe fishery has been entered for full assessment for MSC certification by client group JFK/Kosin and Faroe Origin. 24 Apr 2012

  • Scottish herring fishery MSC certified

    The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) West of Scotland herring fishery will be MSC certified at a ceremony in Brussels tomorrow (25 April). 24 Apr 2012

  • Portuguese Sardine fishery: Corrective action plan approved

    The current suspension of the Portuguese sardine fishery MSC certificate will remain in place after independent certifier, Intertek Moody Marine, accepted an action plan to address the current sardine stock issue. 19 Apr 2012

  • Durham Uni achieves MSC standard

    Durham University has become the first independent catered academic institution in the UK to achieve the MSC Chain of Custody Standard following an assessment by Food Certification International (FCI). 18 Apr 2012

  • MSC launches mobile app

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its first mobile app to help shoppers search for certified sustainable seafood on the go. 17 Apr 2012

  • Patagonian scallops earn re-certification

    The Patagonian scallop fishery, within the Argentine Economic Exclusive Zone, has been re-certified to the MSC standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries. 10 Apr 2012

  • Another mussel fishery gets certified

    The Seafood Rømø East Jutland and Isefjord blue shell mussel dredge fishery in Denmark has been awarded MSC certification. 06 Apr 2012

  • Royal Frysk mussels obtain MSC ecolabel

    Three Danish mussel-harvesting vessels have successfully completed the assessment process for MSC certification. 05 Apr 2012

  • Celtic Sea herring fleet MSC certified

    The Celtic Sea herring fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council Standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. 04 Apr 2012

  • MSC suspends mackerel certificates

    The certifiers for seven MSC certified mackerel fisheries in the North East Atlantic ocean have suspended the fisheries’ certificates. 03 Apr 2012

  • Fish fingers net sustainability award

    Birds Eye, one of the UK’s leading frozen food brands, has announced that its range of cod and haddock fish fingers has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) seal of approval for sustainability. 02 Apr 2012

  • UFN enters fishery for MSC assessment

    The Union of Fishermen of the North (UFN) has entered the Barents and Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery for full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 02 Apr 2012

  • Vilsund Blue’s second mussel fishery MSC certified

    The Vilsund Blue East Jutland Blue mussel fishery has been certified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) environmental standard for sustainable fishing. 30 Mar 2012

  • Sushi restaurant chain earns MSC Chain of Custody certification

    South Florida restaurant and catering chain, Sushi Maki, has become MSC Chain of Custody certified. 29 Mar 2012

  • MSC certificate holders reaches 2000

    Finefish, a Norwegian processor offering a range of fresh and frozen seafood products, has become the 2000th MSC Chain of Custody certificate holder. 28 Mar 2012

  • HIMI toothfish fishery MSC certified

    The Australian Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery has gained Marine Stewardship Council certification following a rigorous, independent assessment. 21 Mar 2012

  • Blue crab fishery earns certification

    The Louisiana blue crab fishery, fished by 3,000 commercial fishermen, has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. 19 Mar 2012

  • The Western Australian rock lobster fishery gains third MSC cert

    The Western Australian rock lobster fishery - the world’s first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery - is now the first fishery in the world to be certified as sustainable for a third time. 15 Mar 2012

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club commits to offering sustainable seafood

    BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is implementing a new sustainable seafood policy ensuring all its seafood products are sourced from suppliers identified as sustainable or on track to meet sustainability standards by 2014. 15 Mar 2012

  • Denmark’s retailers join forces

    Competing retail groups, COOP, Dansk Supermarked and SuperGros, together covering 97% of the Danish market, have united to promote MSC certified sustainable seafood. 14 Mar 2012

  • Cold water prawn fishery MSC certified

    The Norwegian North East Arctic cold water prawn fishery has become the latest northern European fishery to gain certification to the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. 09 Mar 2012

  • Spain sells MSC certified fresh fish

    Eroski has become the first Spanish retailer to carry fresh fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. 05 Mar 2012

  • First Spanish fishery gets MSC cert

    Pescafria-Pesquera Rodríguez has become the first Spanish and the first EU Barents Sea cod fishery to be awarded for sustainability under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Programme. 08 Feb 2012

  • Sainsbury’s launches 100th MSC product

    The UK’s largest retailer of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish, Sainsbury’s, has announced the launch of its 100th MSC product, breaking the UK record for sustainably sourced fish. 07 Feb 2012

  • First MSC certified plaice comes to UK market

    Flatfish Limited, Grimsby has worked together with Jubilee Company Limited and Grimsby Fish Market to secure Marine Stewardship Council certification for the chain of custody of North Sea plaice. 01 Feb 2012

  • First Spanish retailer offers MSC seafood

    El Corte Inglés has become the first Spanish distribution chain to offer canned and frozen fish bearing the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel. 31 Jan 2012

  • Sustainable Seafood Day Australia

    The MSC’s Sustainable Seafood Day in Australia will be held on 16 March and provides an opportunity for the fishers that fish sustainably to be celebrated and rewarded. 26 Jan 2012

  • Sainsbury’s launches 100th MSC product

    Sainsbury’s has announced the launch of its 100th MSC certified product, leading the way as the largest UK retailer of sustainably sourced seafood. 25 Jan 2012

  • Alaska salmon industry pulls out of MSC

    The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) has announced that eight major primary salmon processors are backing out of the Marine Stewardship Council certification programme in October. 18 Jan 2012

  • RockFish rolls MSC certified fish

    Dartmouth’s RockFish Seafood & Chips, owned by food writer and restaurateur Mitch Tonks and business partner and long term friend Mat Prowse has achieved MSC certification. 17 Jan 2012

  • Portuguese MSC certificate suspended

    Following the surveillance audit carried out in December 2011, Moody Marine Intertek has suspended the MSC certification of the Portuguese sardine purse seine fishery. 12 Jan 2012

  • United Supermarkets in a Lone Star first

    The Marine Stewardship Council has announced that United Supermarkets of Lubbock, Texas is the first Lone Star State regional grocery chain to obtain MSC’s Chain of Custody certification. 09 Jan 2012

  • Irish mussel fisheries enter assessment

    Blue mussel fisheries representing the entire bottom grown mussel landings of Ireland have entered Marine Stewardship Council assessment. 04 Jan 2012

  • MSC to suspend mackerel certification

    MSC certified mackerel fisheries in the North East Atlantic ocean have received notice that their certificates will be suspended on 30 March 2012 unless issues in the fisheries are resolved. 04 Jan 2012

  • Mexican fishery enters MSC assessment

    Camara Nacional de la Industria Pesquera, Delagación Sonora has entered its Gulf of California, Mexico thread herring purse seine fishery into Marine Stewardship Council assessment for certification. 03 Jan 2012

  • Exmouth mussels enter MSC assessment

    Exmouth’s award-winning mussel fishery has entered MSC assessment. 23 Dec 2011

  • Hokkaido fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations (Hokkaido Gyoren) has entered its Kitami Hokkaido fall chum salmon set net fishery for MSC assessment, the fifth Japanese fishery to enter assessment. 21 Dec 2011

  • MSC: Fisheries engaged in shark finning will not be certified

    At its December 2011 meeting held in Berlin, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Board of Trustees resolved that fisheries engaged in shark finning would not be eligible MSC certification. 20 Dec 2011

  • PNA certification upheld

    An Independent Adjudicator has upheld the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) unassociated purse seine skipjack fishery. 19 Dec 2011

  • Swordfish longline fishery certified

    The Southeast US North Atlantic swordfish pelagic longline and buoy gear fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council certification after a rigorous, independent assessment by MRAG Americas. 13 Dec 2011

  • Halperns’ receives MSC certification

    Halperns’ Purveyors of Steak and Seafood, a family owned business with locations throughout the Southeast US, has become the first MSC Chain of Custody certified seafood distributor in Atlanta, Georgia. 13 Dec 2011

  • NSEC cod and haddock fisheries certified

    The Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NSEC) has gained MSC certification for all Norwegian North East Arctic cod and haddock fisheries. 05 Dec 2011

  • Alaska salmon fishery enters second MSC re-certification

    The Alaska salmon fishery has entered assessment for its second re-certification. 24 Nov 2011

  • NZ’s largest fishery to be re-assessed

    The New Zealand hoki fishery has entered re-assessment under the MSC’s program for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. 21 Nov 2011

  • Second German Baltic fishery MSC certified

    Fishing cooperative Küstenfischer Nord eG Heiligenhafen has received the MSC certificate for its eastern Baltic cod. 15 Nov 2011

  • Dutch oyster fisheries enter assessment

    The association represents two fisheries, targeting two species – Native Oyster and Pacific Oyster – that will be assessed at the same time. 14 Nov 2011

  • Suriname Atlantic seabob shrimp fishery confirmed sustainable

    The findings of an Independent Adjudicator in an objection procedure conducted as part of the Suriname Atlantic seabob shrimp fishery’s assessment against the MSC sustainability standard were issued this week. 02 Nov 2011

  • Cold water shrimp fishery obtains MSC certification

    The Fogo Island cold water shrimp fishery has become MSC certified. 28 Oct 2011

  • Sandra Cedrone joins MSC

    The Marine Stewardship Council has named Sandra Cedrone, a seafood industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, as senior commercial manager, Americas. 26 Oct 2011

  • Shrimp fishery seeks re-certification

    The Oregon pink shrimp fishery has voluntarily entered full assessment to seek MSC re-certification, four years after it was first certified. 25 Oct 2011

  • Two firsts for MSC

    South African retailer Pick n Pay has announced that it intends to sell only sustainable products across its entire fresh, frozen and canned seafood range, by the end of 2015. 18 Oct 2011

  • Cockle fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Dee Estuary fishery, one of the largest cockle fisheries in the UK, has entered into the MSC assessment process for the first time. 05 Oct 2011

  • Americas certification update

    Since mid-May 2011, six fisheries in the Americas region, comprised of 13 Units of Certification, were certified. 04 Oct 2011

  • Alaska tribal fishery celebrates MSC certification

    On 26 August, the Metlakatla Indian Community in southeast Alaska gathered to celebrate the recent certification of the Annette Islands Reserve salmon fishery – a community-managed fishery operating in tribal waters. 04 Oct 2011

  • German mussel fisheries apply for MSC ecolabel

    Four mussel fisheries that joined forces to form Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR are being assessed against the internationally recognised MSC standard for their harvesting of blue mussels (Mytilus edulis). 29 Sep 2011

  • Lack of evidence blocks toothfish mislabelling investigation

    The MSC says it has not been able to pursue its investigation into Dr Peter Marko’s allegations of supply chain breaches for certified South Georgia toothfish products. 28 Sep 2011

  • Woolworths launches four new MSC products

    Shoppers in Australia can now choose MSC certified Select-branded sustainable fish from the freezer of their local Woolworths supermarkets. 28 Sep 2011

  • MSC certification for Swedish North East Atlantic mackerel fishery

    The Swedish Pelagic Producers Organisation (SPPO) North East Atlantic mackerel fishery has been certified as sustainable against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable and well managed fisheries. 21 Sep 2011

  • Interest in certification highlighted

    FCI is currently engaged in a wide range of certification assessments for the Marine Stewardship Council standard in northern Europe, underlining the surge of interest for the certification of fisheries. 21 Sep 2011

  • First spiny dogfish fishery certified

    The British Columbia, Canada, spiny dogfish fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable fishery. 14 Sep 2011

  • Dutch fishery strives for certification

    The Dutch hand-raked cockle fishery has entered full assessment against the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. 08 Sep 2011

  • MSC awareness in Netherlands and Sweden

    New figures released this week show that, when shown an unbranded logo, 34% and 28% of fish consumers in the Netherlands and in Sweden respectively are aware of the MSC ecolabel. 07 Sep 2011

  • Alaska fisheries earn re-certification

    The US North Pacific halibut and the US North Pacific sablefish fisheries that operate in territorial waters off the coast of Alaska, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska have earned MSC re-certification. 10 Aug 2011

  • ISSF objects to skipjack certification

    The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its stakeholder objection to the PNA western and central Pacific skipjack tuna unassociated purse seine fishery. 09 Aug 2011

  • Meet the MSC at IceFish

    The Marine Stewardship Council will be exhibiting again at the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2011, and is encouraging visitors to visit its stand to find out more about what the organisation does and how sourcing certified sustainable seafood can help business. 03 Aug 2011

  • Razor clam fishery enters assessment

    The Producers’ Organisation of the Dutch Fishermen’s Association (DFA) razor clam fishery has entered full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council certification. 03 Aug 2011

  • Dutch suspended culture mussel fishery crowned sustainable

    ‘Zeeuwse mosselen’ - mussels from the Dutch province of Zeeland, are now eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel. 01 Aug 2011

  • Fishery withdraws from MSC programme

    Scotland’s Loch Torridon langoustine fishery has withdrawn from the MSC programme. 31 Jul 2011

  • British Columbia pink salmon fisheries awarded MSC certification

    Three British Columbia pink salmon fisheries that were entered into assessment by the Canadian Pacific Sustainable Fisheries Society have been awarded MSC certification. 31 Jul 2011

  • McDonald’s to serve Sealord’s hoki

    Part of Sealord’s annual hoki catch will be sold through McDonald’s restaurants in a new campaign set to maximise awareness and access to sustainable fish across Europe. 31 Jul 2011

  • Research on low trophic level fisheries

    'Science', the international weekly science journal, has published online Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems, a ground breaking scientific analysis. 29 Jul 2011

  • Dutch mussel producers MSC certified

    The Dutch Producers' Organisation Mussel Culture has been awarded MSC certification following an independent assessment against the MSC standard for sustainable fisheries. 28 Jul 2011

  • Mexico’s largest fishery certified

    Mexico’s largest fishery by volume, the Pacific sardine fishery in the Gulf of California, has been certified following independent assessment to the MSC standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries. 25 Jul 2011

  • Scottish saithe fishery enters assessment

    Scotland’s saithe fishery has entered Marine Stewardship Council assessment. 13 Jul 2011

  • German blue shell mussel fisheries enter MSC assessment

    Nine German mussel fishing vessels have entered full assessment against the MSC standard for sustainable fishing for their harvesting of blue mussels. 12 Jul 2011

  • MSC products secure price premium

    New research shows that UK retailers are achieving a price premium of over 14%, and achieving higher sales, for products bearing the MSC ecolabel, compared with their non-labelled equivalents. 07 Jul 2011

  • Growing interest in chain of custody programme

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  • Red rock lobster fishery re-certified

    The Baja California red rock lobster fishery off the coast of Baja California, Mexico has been re-certified following an independent assessment. 05 Jul 2011

  • Faroe cod and haddock fisheries enter MSC assessment

    The Faroe Island North East Arctic cod and haddock fisheries have entered full assessment for MSC certification. 30 Jun 2011

  • MSC success for longline companies

    The Icelandic exporting company Sæmark’s cod and haddock fisheries have been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 29 Jun 2011

  • Canadian shrimp fishery MSC certified

    The Canadian offshore northern shrimp and striped shrimp fishery has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 29 Jun 2011

  • Mackerel icefish fishery recertified

    Austral Fisheries’ and Australian Longline’s Heard Island and McDonald Island (HIMI) mackerel icefish (icefish) fishery has been recertified as sustainable. 28 Jun 2011

  • Royal Frysk Muscheln enters blue mussel fishery into MSC assessment

    German processor Royal Frysk Muscheln GmbH has agreed to fund the assessment of three Danish blue mussel fishing vessels against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. 28 Jun 2011

  • MSC launches online product search

    The MSC has launched a new online tool to help shoppers find certified sustainable seafood, linking customers to businesses that use the MSC ecolabel on packaging. 28 Jun 2011

  • Tribal fishery achieves MSC certification

    The Metlakatla Indian Community fishery located in tribal waters surrounding the Annette Islands Reserve (AIR) in Southeast Alaska has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification. 24 Jun 2011

  • Scotian shelf shrimp fishery receives MSC certification

    The Scotian shelf shrimp fishery entered into assessment by three processors - Northsyde Processing Limited, L'Association Coopérative des Pêcheurs de l'Ile Ltée, and Produits Belle Baie Ltée - has earned Marine Stewardship Council certification. 23 Jun 2011

  • First Swedish cod fishery MSC certified

    The Fiskbranschens Sweden Eastern Baltic cod fishery, a fishery that was close to collapse only a few years ago, has recovered and has been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. 22 Jun 2011

  • Snow crab fisheries enter MSC assessment

    The Affiliation of Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (ASPANS) has entered both the Scotian Shelf and Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab trap fisheries into MSC assessment. 21 Jun 2011

  • First US public university MSC certified

    The University of California, Berkeley, has become the first public university in America to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification. 21 Jun 2011

  • Sodexo extends efforts to promote certified sustainable seafood

    Sodexo has signed a worldwide agreement with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for wild caught fish with the view to: 19 Jun 2011

  • Plaice trawl fishery gets MSC certificate

    The Danish Fishermen's Producers Organisation (DFPO) Otter Trawl North Sea Plaice trawl fishery has been awarded MSC certification following a rigorous, independent assessment. 18 Jun 2011

  • Silver smelt fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Faroese company Tavan SP/F has entered its Great Silver Smelt (Argentina silus) fishery for full MSC assessment. 17 Jun 2011

  • Lobster fishery gets MSC certificate

    The Anglo-French Normandy and Jersey lobster fishery has been certified to the MSC standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 15 Jun 2011

  • New Zealand tuna fishery MSC certified

    The New Zealand albacore tuna fishery, managed by the Tuna Management Association (TMA), has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 09 Jun 2011

  • McDonald’s sustainable Filet-o-Fish

    McDonald’s has announced that over 13 million customers every day across Europe will be able to buy Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fish in its restaurants from October this year. 08 Jun 2011

  • MSC-labelled products reach 10,000 mark

    Stührk’s Cocktail Shrimps with Dill Cream has become the 10,000th MSC ecolabelled product to hit the global seafood market. 07 Jun 2011

  • Fiji tuna fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Fiji Tuna Boat Owners Association’s (FTBOA) albacore tuna longline fishery has become the first Fijian fishery to enter full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 07 Jun 2011

  • Blue shell fishery seeks certification

    Seafood Romo East Jutland and Isefjord blue shell mussel dredge fishery in Denmark have entered full assessment against the MSC standard. 01 Jun 2011

  • Scottish fishery changes certifier

    Following an operational decision, the Scottish Fisheries Sustainability Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has announced that it has changed its certification body for the MSC assessment of North Sea nephrops. 01 Jun 2011

  • Prawn fishery enters MSC assessment

    Australia’s largest and most valuable prawn fishery, the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), has entered full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 31 May 2011

  • Retailers include MSC in seafood sustainability commitments

    An increasing number of retailers have announced commitments to the MSC program for their seafood sustainability policies. 21 May 2011

  • Pacific West first to offer Australia MSC certified tempura hake products

    Supplier of frozen seafood, Pacific West, is playing an important role in transforming the seafood market to a more sustainable basis by becoming the first to offer Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified tempura hake products to foodservice providers in Australia. 20 May 2011

  • Manx Queenies crowned sustainable

    The fishery producing Manx Queenies, the Isle of Man’s famous queen scallops, have been crowned by the MSC as a certified sustainable and well-managed fishery. 19 May 2011

  • Longlining success

    Press coverage mentioning longlining does tend to focus on the negatives – mainly on the issue of bycatch. However, a couple of recent stories are showing longlining in a more positive light. 11 May 2011

  • Toothfish fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Macquarie Island toothfish fishery, operated by Austral Fisheries and Australian Longline, has entered full assessment for MSC certification. 11 May 2011

  • MSC reaches 9,000 products

    UK retailer Waitrose has helped the Marine Stewardship Council to tip the balance on 9,000 ecolabelled products worldwide. 21 Apr 2011

  • Russian fishery enters MSC assessment

    Two Russian Federation companies, Vityaz-Avto Co, Ltd and Delta Co, Ltd., have entered the Ozernaya River sockeye salmon fishery into full MSC assessment. 20 Apr 2011

  • Faroese mackerel fishery NOT certified

    Independent certifier, DNV has confirmed the Independent Adjudicator’s decision to uphold an objection to the certification of the Faroese Pelagic Organisation North East Atlantic mackerel fishery to the MSC standard. 13 Apr 2011

  • Morrisons announces tuna policy

    Morrisons has announced a comprehensive change to its sourcing of own-brand canned tuna to ensure that it is caught using the pole and line method or from FAD-free fisheries. 13 Apr 2011

  • Whole Foods Market to stop selling red-rated swordfish and tuna

    Whole Foods Market is on track to stop selling all red-rated swordfish and tuna at its seafood counters nationwide by Earth Day, 22 April 2011. 13 Apr 2011

  • Baltic cod fishery certified

    This week, Danish vessels will start landing MSC certified Baltic cod in Danish ports, as the DFPO Denmark Eastern Baltic cod fishery has been certified against the MSC environmental standard. 07 Apr 2011

  • Australia’s SSD breaks new ground

    Significant increases in support from consumers, restaurants, cafes and workplace canteens have made Australia’s annual Sustainable Seafood Day (SSD), held on 18 March, the most successful in its history. 31 Mar 2011

  • Danish North Sea plaice wins ecolabel

    The DFPO North Sea Plaice fishery has been certified sustainable against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable and well managed fisheries. 31 Mar 2011

  • Surf clam fishery enters MSC assessment

    Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership has entered the Banquereau and Grand Bank Arctic surf clam fishery into independent, third-party assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s certification program. 24 Mar 2011

  • MSC and Albert Heijn Netherlands team up

    Dutch shoppers will find it easier to choose certified sustainable seafood during the AH puur&eerlijk (pure&honest) sustainable catch promotion, in Albert Heijn stores throughout The Netherlands this week. 22 Mar 2011

  • Fish Tales wins book award

    Bart van Olphen and Tom Kime scooped top prize for Fish Tales in the category 'Best Sustainable Food Book in the World' at the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in Paris last week. 09 Mar 2011

  • Mitchell’s Fish Market first restaurant chain in N. America to be MSC certified

    Mitchell’s Fish Market has achieved MSC Chain of Custody certification and is now able to sell MSC-certified sea bass. 08 Mar 2011

  • Increase in spend on sustainable seafood

    British and Dutch consumers are increasingly committed to buying sustainable seafood products even in difficult financial times. 08 Mar 2011

  • Danish Saithe fishery MSC certified

    The North Sea and Skagerrak Saithe fishery, jointly managed by the members of the Danish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation (DFPO), has been certified as sustainable by the MSC. 28 Feb 2011

  • Support Sustainable Seafood Day

    People in Australia are becoming hooked on sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council, with more fisheries, suppliers and retailers seeking MSC certification. 21 Feb 2011

  • Celtic Sea herring, sprat and sardine fisheries enter MSC assessment

    The Celtic Sea Herring Management Advisory Committee (CSHMAC) has entered its herring, sprat and sardine fisheries for MSC assessment. 18 Feb 2011

  • More MSC success for French fisheries

    Scapêche and the Compagnie des Pêches Saint-Malo have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 17 Feb 2011

  • SPSG enter 4th fishery for MSC assessment

    The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) has entered its West of Scotland herring pelagic trawl fishery into MSC assessment. 15 Feb 2011

  • Les Jours Bleus encore!

    On 17 February and for the second year running, Carrefour will host Les Jours Bleus – a high-impact in-store campaign organised in partnership with two leading seafood brands Findus and Labeyrie. 14 Feb 2011

  • High Liner Foods commits to sustainable seafood sourcing

    High Liner Foods Inc. has announced a commitment to source all of its seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries and aquaculture farms by the end of 2013. 07 Feb 2011

  • Mussel fishery enters MSC programme

    Seafood Shetland in partnership with the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has entered its mussel fishery for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Assessment. 06 Feb 2011

  • Cod and haddock fisheries to be assessed

    In the wake of the certification of its saithe fishery, UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank GmbH have entered their Arctic cod and haddock fisheries for MSC assessment. 27 Jan 2011

  • Langoustine MSC certification suspended

    Independent certifier, Moody Marine, has suspended the MSC certificate for Loch Torridon langoustine. 25 Jan 2011

  • Fourth Danish mussel fishery seeks MSC certification

    The Isefjord and East Jutland blue shell fishery in Denmark will be assessed against the MSC standard for sustainable fishing. 19 Jan 2011

  • Growing interest in certification in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region

    Interest in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fisheries certification programme is rising quickly in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region, reflecting the recent increase in consumer concern about seafood production and its impact on the marine environment. 18 Jan 2011

  • Cod fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Pescafria-Pesquera Rodriguez Barents Sea cod fishery has entered formal assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 12 Jan 2011

  • Canadian Atlantic halibut fishery seeks MSC certification

    The largest Atlantic halibut fishery in eastern Canadian waters has entered full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. 12 Jan 2011

  • UK Fisheries, DFFU, Doggerbank Group saithe fishery certified as sustainable

    UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group saithe fishery – an international grouping of fishing companies - has been certified as sustainable against the MSC standard. 11 Jan 2011

  • Danish fisheries enter MSC program

    The Danish Fishermen’s Producers’ Organisation (DFPO) has entered the Danish hake, haddock and North Sea sole fisheries for formal MSC assessment. 09 Jan 2011

  • Alaska pollock re-certified under MSC

    The Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Alaska pollock fishery (BSAI) has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-certification having been independently assessed and again found to be sustainable and well-managed. 23 Dec 2010

  • Argentine anchovy fishery enters MSC assessment process

    The Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita), management unit Bonaerense, semi-pelagic mid-water trawl net fishery operating in the area administrated by the Joint Technical Commission of the Maritime Front (CTMFM) and north of 41ºS in the Argentine Sea, has entered full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 10 Dec 2010

  • Sodexo offers MSC fish to 1m Brits

    More than one million people in the UK will be offered Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fish in workplace restaurants, schools, hospitals and defence sites, thanks to foodservice provider Sodexo. 10 Dec 2010

  • Norway’s north east Arctic coldwater prawn fishery enters MSC assessment

    Following the certification of some of Norway’s saithe, cod and haddock fisheries, the Norwegian Seafood Export Council has entered the north east Arctic coldwater prawn fishery into assessment for MSC certification. 06 Dec 2010

  • Welsh mussel fishery secures MSC certificate

    The Bangor Mussel Producers fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 06 Dec 2010

  • Eco-label for Oregon's Dungeness crab

    The iconic Oregon Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) fishery operating off the US west coast has secured Marine Stewardship Council certification following independent assessment to the NGO's standard for sustainable fisheries. Products from the fishery are now eligible to bear the eco-label. 06 Dec 2010

  • High Liner commits to eco-labelled fish

    High Liner Foods Inc, a leading North American processor and marketer of seafood, has made a commitment to only source seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries and aquaculture farms by the end of 2013. 01 Dec 2010

  • Sainsbury’s takes MSC to 7,000 products

    Peeled, frozen prawns sold by UK retailer J Sainsbury have become the 7,000th Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-labelled product to go on sale worldwide. 23 Nov 2010

  • Toothfish fishery secures MSC certification

    The Ross Sea Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification following an independent assessment against the eco-standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 22 Nov 2010

  • North Sea haddock secures sustainable status

    Peterhead market received the first landings of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified North Sea haddock on Friday 29 October, as fishermen and members of the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) celebrated the sustainable status of this stock. 29 Oct 2010

  • Ross Sea toothfish MSC assessment: objection upheld on four points

    An independent adjudicator has instructed the third-party certifier Moody Marine to amend the final report of the Ross Sea toothfish MSC assessment to take into account his decision to uphold four of the objections lodged by the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) against the certification. 11 Oct 2010

  • Survey: more consumers aware of MSC

    Close to one in four adults are aware of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label – an increase of more than two and a half times since 2008, according to a survey carried out by AMR Marketing Research. 11 Oct 2010

  • Record returns on Fraser River’s MSC salmon

    Fraser River sockeye salmon returns could reach between 20 million and 25 million fish this year, making it the second, possibly even the largest run in 60 years, according to independent fisherman and Pacific Salmon Commission Fraser Panel member Mike Griswold. 25 Aug 2010

  • Pew opposes MSC certification of surface longline catches

    The Pew Environment Group has criticised a proposal asking the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify as sustainable a fishery that threatens vulnerable marine species including bluefin tuna, blue marlin, short-fin mako sharks and loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles. 13 Aug 2010

  • MSC defends certification of Fraser River sockeye salmon

    Following intense criticism of the recent Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of British Columbia’s (BC) Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery levelled at the NGO by three BC conservation groups, the MSC has prepared a point-by-point response defending the move. 06 Aug 2010

  • Greens warn consumers against buying newly MSC-certified salmon

    Conservation groups in British Columbia (BC), Canada, are warning consumers to avoid purchasing endangered sockeye salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 02 Aug 2010

  • Cash in the consumer coastline catch

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  • Louisiana blue crab fishery pursues MSC eco-label

    Louisiana’s Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board has entered the blue crab fishery into the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme. 26 Jul 2010

  • Shetland seafood firms praised by Jamie Oliver team

    Shetland’s seafood suppliers have received a glowing review from two top members of staff at Jamie Oliver’s Restaurant Fifteen in London. 23 Jul 2010

  • Fraser River salmon fishery eco-label assessment upheld

    The findings of an independent adjudicator (IA) in an objection procedure conducted as part of the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery’s voluntary assessment against the MSC standard have been issued. 14 Jul 2010

  • Marine Stewardship Council makes new appointments

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Mike Wetherell to the new post of MSC chief operating officer. The post will be based in the London headquarters of the MSC. 14 Jul 2010

  • Chilean hake fishery enters MSC assessment

    Sociedad Nacional de Pesca has entered its Chilean hake (Merluccius gayi gayi) trawl fishery into the independent, third-party assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme. 14 Jun 2010

  • Clearwater secures Canada’s first MSC-certified lobster fishery

    Eastern Canadian offshore lobster has become the latest addition to Clearwater Seafoods' Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified offerings, joining Canadian sea scallops, Argentine scallops and Canadian coldwater shrimp. 04 Jun 2010

  • Publix works on improved seafood grading system

    Publix Super Markets Inc is embarking on a new seafood grading system. The US company, which failed Greenpeace’s Sustainable Seafood Scorecard for the second year, has hired a conservation group to assess seafood sold at its stores. 03 Jun 2010

  • Shetland shellfish fisheries start MSC assessment

    The Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) has entered its brown crab, velvet crab, European lobster potting fishery and Shetland inshore scallop dredging fishery into assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 25 May 2010

  • Loblaw announces progress report on sustainability

    Loblaw Companies Ltd has marked the one-year anniversary of its sustainable seafood commitment with an update on its progress, including its pledge to source only sustainable seafood by 2013. 19 May 2010

  • Toothfish eco-label hangs in the balance

    Independent adjudicator orders reconsideration of MSC certification. 13 May 2010

  • Norway takes the lead in eco-certification

    The Norwegian Northeast Arctic cod and haddock fisheries are, as of yesterday, certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 29 Apr 2010

  • Cornish fishermen go for MSC ecolabel to boost hake sales

    Cornish fishermen are showing their commitment to sustainable fishing as they announce the start of their assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel for the Cornish gill-net hake fishery. 29 Apr 2010

  • Over 500,000mt of skipjack tuna entered into MSC assessment

    Up to 50% of all skipjack tuna caught in the Western and Central Pacific, which is managed by the eight states Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) will be assessed against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries. 28 Apr 2010

  • First catch Dutch MSC certified sole

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Dutch Dover sole gill net fishery celebrated the season’s first catch of Dutch MSC certified Dover sole at the European Seafood Exhibition (ESE) this week. 28 Apr 2010

  • First Icelandic fisheries enter MSC assessment

    The Icelandic exporting business Sæmark has entered its cod, haddock and wolffish fisheries for full assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme. 28 Apr 2010

  • Newfoundland herring purse seine fishery enters MSC assessment

    Barry Group Inc. (BGI) has entered its herring purse seine fishery into assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. 28 Apr 2010

  • Findus Group boosts ‘Fish for Life’ programme with new MSC goal

    As part of its long-term ‘Fish for Life’ commitment to sustainable seafood, the Findus Group has announced its ambition to buy all the wild-caught fish for its Young’s and Findus retail brands across Europe from fisheries independently certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard by 2012. 28 Apr 2010

  • Aker Biomarine krill objection

    An Independent Adjudicator has asked third-party certifier Moody Marine Ltd to consider the information of an additional report in its scoring of 5 of the 31 performance indicators used to assess the Aker BioMarine Antarctic krill fishery. 22 Apr 2010

  • Mars Petcare announces commitment to use only sustainable fish by 2020

    This year Mars Petcare Europe will begin rolling out MSC certification across a selection of fish varieties in the SHEBA® and WHISKAS® brand portfolios across Europe, offering consumers a choice of more sustainable pet food products for the first time. 21 Apr 2010

  • Dutch North Sea plaice fleet goes for MSC certification

    The Dutch North Sea plaice-directed fleet has entered full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme. 21 Apr 2010

  • Japanese scallop fisheries enter MSC assessment

    Japanese scallop fisheries represented by Hokkaido Gyoren (Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations), with the largest scallop harvest in the world, are entering into Marine Stewardship Council full assessment. 16 Apr 2010

  • Tuna fishery starts MSC assessment

    The Southeast US North Atlantic bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna pelagic longline fishery is entering full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) certification program for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 09 Apr 2010

  • Eastern Canada offshore sea scallop fishery gains MSC certification

    The Eastern Canada offshore sea scallop fishery operating within the Canadian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the eastern seaboard of Canada has earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 07 Apr 2010

  • North Pacific albacore tuna fisheries earn MSC certification

    Two North Pacific albacore tuna fisheries operating in US, Canadian and international waters have been awarded MSC certification. 07 Apr 2010

  • Sustainable fishing and environmental improvements in Baltic Sea boosted

    The Baltic Sea 2020 Foundation, the Swedish Postcode Lottery and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have agreed to work together to stimulate initiatives that will drive measures to improve the environmental quality of the Baltic Sea. 07 Apr 2010

  • Swedish mackerel fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Sveriges Pelagiska Producent Organisation (Swedish Pelagic Producers Organisation or SPPO) has entered its North East Atlantic mackerel fishery for full assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification programme. 07 Apr 2010

  • MSC certification of Ross Sea toothfish challenged

    The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) has opposed the proposed Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Ross Sea Antarctic toothfish fishery. 05 Apr 2010

  • SPSG’s Atlanto Scandian herring fishery gains MSC certification

    The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group’s (SPSG) Atlanto-Scandian herring fishery has been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. 24 Mar 2010

  • South African hake trawl achieves re-certification

    Hake from the South African trawl fishery will continue to carry the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label after successfully completing its five year re-assessment against the MSC standard. 24 Mar 2010

  • First French fishery awarded MSC sustainability certification

    EURONOR, the French saithe fishery, based in Boulogne-sur-Mer, has just been awarded the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate for sustainable and well-managed fisheries following a 13-month assessment. 17 Mar 2010

  • World’s largest wild scallop fishery enters MSC full assessment process

    The US Atlantic sea scallop dredge fishery is entering full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. 17 Mar 2010

  • Southeast US North Atlantic swordfish fishery enters MSC assessment

    The Southeast US North Atlantic swordfish pelagic longline and handgear buoy line fishery represented by Day Boat Seafood LLC is entering full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification program. 15 Mar 2010

  • Southern Red King crab fishery seeks MSC certification

    The Southern Red King crab bottom trap pot fishery operating within the Federal Waters of the Argentine Economic Exclusive Zone is entering full assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) certification program. 13 Mar 2010

  • GTC accredited for MSC Fishery and Chain of Custody certifications

    Global Trust Certification (formerly IFQC) has been accredited by independent accreditation body, Accreditation Services International, to carry out the assessment and certification of fisheries to the Marine Stewardship Council standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 13 Mar 2010

  • First Faroese herring fishery awarded MSC certification

    The Faroese Atlanto-Scandian (Norwegian Spring Spawning) herring fishery - Faroese Pelagic Organization - has attained the MSC environmental standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. 05 Mar 2010

  • AFDF to serve as new client managing MSC certification for Alaska salmon

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been informed by the AFDF that its board has voted in favour of AFDF serving as the client for the purpose of maintaining MSC certification for the entire Alaska salmon fishery. 26 Feb 2010

  • Announcement by PNA to enter 40% of the skipjack tuna fishery into MSC assessment

    The MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) has welcomed the decision by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to proceed with the full assessment of 40% of their skipjack tuna fishery. 26 Feb 2010

  • Conservationists object to MSC eco-label

    Three conservation groups from British Columbia, Canada, have filed a notice of objection with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) over a recent announcement by the MSC to award its eco-label to controversial salmon fisheries on Canada’s Pacific coast. 12 Feb 2010

  • MSC appoints three new Independent Adjudicators

    In line with the rapid growth of fisheries entering its seafood ecolabel and certification programme, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has increased the number of Independent Adjudicators that are available to review and resolve contested certifier decisions. 10 Feb 2010

  • Two Pacific cod fisheries gain MSC certification

    Two Pacific cod fisheries, one located in the Gulf of Alaska (GoA) and the other in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI), have earned Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. 03 Feb 2010

  • Les Jours Bleus launched to promote certified sustainable seafood

    French shoppers will find it easier to choose certified sustainable seafood when a new, nationwide awareness campaign, Les Jours Bleus, is launched in Carrefour stores in January. 27 Jan 2010

  • Argentine hoki fishery seeks MSC certification

    The hoki trawl fishery operating in the Argentine EEZ and adjacent waters has entered full assessment to be considered for MSC certification and is the second South American fishery to officially seek MSC certification. 27 Jan 2010

  • Dutch blue shell suspended culture mussel producers seek MSC certification

    The Dutch Association of Suspended Mussel Culture Farmers has entered full assessment for MSC certification. 27 Jan 2010

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