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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


MSC CoC Standards, MSC Certification Requirements



Valid for 3 years


Additional information

The MSC label is a globally recognized ecolabel for seafood products which can be traced back through the entire chain of custody to the sustainable fishery that caught the fish. A licence agreement with MSCI and the application of your certification are required to use the MSC ecolabel. MSC Chain of Custody certification ensures that the MSC ecolabel is only displayed on products that contain only MSC certified fish. The ecolabel allows fisheries around the world to be recognized for good management. Fisheries that are given permission to label their catches with the MSC ecolabel have been independently certified as engaging in sustainable fishing of stocks, conducting exemplary management, and minimizing their impact on the marine environment.


Benefit to customer

With the MSC ecolabel, purchasers, processors, retailers and caterers can credibly convey that their products have been sourced from sustainable fisheries. All these market actors play an important role in giving customers and consumers access to certified sustainably sourced fish and create demand for products from well managed fisheries. With the MSC certification, companies can make a name for themselves and credibly convey to their customers that they safeguard resources for future generations. Therefore, the MSC ecolabel is a means of presenting oneself as a responsible member of society, and of retaining customers and attracting new ones.