Standards

MSC Marine Stewardship Council

MSC Marine Stewardship Council

Governing Organization

Marine Stewardship Council

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by verified bodies

Memberships

ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Waste and Chemicals Management, Water Related

Information from the ITC's Standards Map

Overview

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that promotes best practices for wild capture fishery and seafood traceability. Two standards have been developed and are maintained by MSC: the environmental standard for sustainable fishing and the chain of custody standard for seafood traceability.
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Key Features

* MSC standards apply to wild-capture fisheries only.
* MSC standards are based on three overarching principles:
* Sustainable fish stock.
* Minimizing environmental impact; and
* Effective management.* MSC standards apply to wild-capture fisheries only.
* MSC standards are based on three overarching principles:
* Sustainable fish stock.
* Minimizing... more

Stakeholder Engagement

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Sustainability Issues

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