Norwegian Fishery For Beaked Redfish and Greenland Halibut Achieves Marine Stewardship Council Certification

January 25, 2023 Marine Stewardship Council

The Norwegian fishery for Beaked redfish (Sebastes mentella) and Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) has been certified today to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) globally recognized standard for sustainable fishing.  

Study Shows 69% of U.S. Consumers Demand Verification of Retailer & Brand Claims About Sustainability

January 12, 2023 Marine Stewardship Council

Fairtrade America, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and the Non-GMO Project have partnered to launch the “Little Labels, Big Impact” campaign to draw attention to third-party certification labels on food products that help build more sustainable and resilient food systems for people and the planet. Nearly 70% of American seafood consumers demand that retailers’ and brands’ claims about sustainability and the environment be clearly labeled and third-party verified (GlobeScan 2023).

MSC Recognised by the UN as a Global Indicator for Action on Biodiversity Loss

December 21, 2022 Marine Stewardship Council

Certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standards for environmentally sustainable seafood was recognised at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) as a way to scientifically measure efforts to reverse alarming declines in the world’s biodiversity.  

Cedar Lake, Manitoba Becomes Canada’s Third MSC Certified Sustainable Freshwater Fishery

December 12, 2022 Marine Stewardship Council

The Cedar Lake Walleye and Northern Pike Fisheries has achieved eco-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) internationally recognized standard for sustainable fishing. The fishery is the second freshwater fishery in the province of Manitoba and only the third in Canada to enter the MSC program.

MSC Certificate Suspended for Gulf of Maine Lobster Fishery

December 7, 2022 Marine Stewardship Council

MRAG Americas, a third-party assessor responsible for monitoring fisheries’ conformance with the MSC Fishery Standard, today announced that the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery’s MSC certificate will be suspended. The suspension will be effective December 15, 2022, 30 days after the notice of suspension, at which point Gulf of Maine lobster will not be eligible to be sold as MSC certified sustainable or carry the MSC blue fish ecolabel on products.