Marine Stewardship Council Certification (MSC)

Promoting MSC certification to the global supply chain

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a well- managed certification scheme in consultation with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups. The MSC has established a sophisticated management system with technical support from scientific agencies, to ensure the credibility of the MSC certification. The fisheries which aim to be certified need to enter an assessment process against a standard composed of 3 core Principles with 28 indicators. Organisations that trade or handle MSC products need to be involved in MSC Chain of Custody certification to ensure the traceability of MSC products. MSC also uses eco-label to help consumers easily recognize MSC products.

1) Sustainable fish stocks
2) Minimising environmental impact
3) Effective fisheries management


Since June of 2018, FCF has led the following MSC fisheries projects:

WPSTA Western and Central Pacific Purse Seine Fishery

Species: Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna

Nauru Purse Seine Fishery

Species: Skipjack, Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna

FCF Global Tuna Longline Fishery

Species: Yellowfin, Bigeye and Albacore tuna