The MSC blue fish label is applied to wild fish or seafood from fisheries that have been certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard, a science-based set of requirements for sustainable fishing.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Global

Sector of activity
Agricultural and Fishery

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Start date
15/01/2021

Objectives

The main objective of the Blue Fish Label is to provide a reliable, independent source of information on wild fish and seafood in general, investigating their impact on wild fish populations and the ecosystems they're part of.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • MSC Approach and blue fish label

Education on SCP

  • MSC teaching and learning activities

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • MSC News and Opinion

Impact and Results

To earn the blue fish label, fisheries need to respect the MSC Fisheries Standard, a science-based set of requirements for sustainable fishing. Since its foundation, fisheries responsible for around 15% of marine catch have been certified. Certification is helping to grow and maintain the number of sustainable fish populations. To remain certified, fisheries have so far made over 1,700 improvements to their performance and management.