Marine Stewardship Council

Foundation Member | Tracking Since May 2022

Marine Stewardship Council Sustainability Actions

Ending overfishing

Sustainable fishing to the MSC Fisheries Standard means: - Healthy populations of fish - Impacts on ecosystems minimised - Responsible and effective management Just look for the MSC blue fish tick label to choose certified sustainable seafood that comes from an MSC-certified sustainable fishery that has met the MSC Fisheries Standard.

SDG 14: Life below water

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. SDG 14: Life Below Water aims to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The MSC program is recognised by the UN as an important tool to achieve the goals of SDG 14. Our vision is of the world's ocean teeming with life and seafood supplies safeguarded forever. Committing to SDG 14 joins our efforts with the hundreds of others working to: - end overfishing - restore fish stocks - protect ecosystems - eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Promoting ocean literacy

Ocean literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean”. Our ocean is facing a triple threat of climate change, overfishing and pollution. Ocean literacy ensures that our future leaders and shoppers are equipped with the knowledge to continue the fight to protect our ocean. A key objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is to boost ocean literacy in the formal education sector. The aim is to create a new generation of ocean leaders by 2030. The MSC has a vision of our ocean teeming with life for this and future generations. Therefore, the MSC provides teachers with free-to-use teaching and learning resources aligned to their curriculum. By working with partners such as zoos, aquaria and museums, we're providing free teacher workshops to equip teachers with the confidence to advance ocean literacy. Visit

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