Sustainable Fisheries Improve Performance on Ocean Ecosystems and Vulnerable Marine Life

New data released today shows that in 2020 there were 100 improvements made by fisheries as part of being certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainability standard – with over half of those related to endangered, threatened and protected species [1].

Life as We Know it on Earth Depends on Fisheries Being Managed Sustainably

According to the UNFAO, sustainable fishing practices are crucial to a world without hunger and malnutrition. They eliminate harmful practices like overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing which can lead to the collapse of marine ecosystems, threaten workers’ livelihoods, exacerbate poverty, all while further endangering the world’s food security.

Rapid Growth in MSC Certified Tuna

It is increasingly possible for consumers to choose sustainable tuna, new data published by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) shows, with a projected 38% rise in tuna products carrying the MSC ecolabel in 2020-21 alongside a growing number of tuna fisheries committing to be sustainable — almost 30% of the global tuna catch is now MSC certified.

MSC Continues to Evolve its Multi-stakeholder Board

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Board of Trustees will be joined by a new Member, Kristjan Th. Davidsson, who will take up one of the Board’s designated seafood industry seats in late July 2021.

Norway Cod and Haddock Certification Status

Planned changes to the MSC certification of North East Arctic haddock caught by Norwegian fishery, Norges Fiskarlag, come into effect from 26 April 2021, while its North East Arctic cod certification has been temporarily extended until 3 May, the Marine Stewardship Council has confirmed.