MSC Welcomes New ASC Feed Standard as Incentive to Drive Progress in Sustainable Fishing

The Marine Stewardship Council welcomes the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) new Feed Standard, which requires wild fish used in the production of farmed fish to come from progressively more sustainable sources.

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].

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.

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.

MSC Responds to Second UN Assessment of the World’s Oceans

Dr Rohan Currey, Chief Science & Standards Officer, Marine Stewardship Council said: “The ocean is under immense pressure, and while this UN report includes grounds for optimism, it highlights the many areas where urgent action is needed now to avoid losing marine biodiversity and productivity forever. Action to end overfishing is a central part of this.”