The MSC ecolabel can be found on fish products which have been caught in a sustainable manner. MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) is an independent, international non-profit organisation. The organisation manages and develops a certification programme for sustainable fisheries.
MSC fisheries must comply with the MSC standard. The MSC standard is the strictest and most complete environmental standard that exists. The assessments for this standard are carried out by an independent third party. Fisheries have to adhere to the three basic principles of MSC:
– Fish stocks must be healthy and not overfished.
– Fisheries do not have a significant negative impact on the ecosystem.
– Fisheries must be well managed.
MSC-certified fisheries undergo yearly audits and are reassessed every 5 years. You can recognise MSC certified fish by the logo below.
MSC-certified fish is monitored throughout the entire chain of production, from when the fish are caught to ending up in the supermarket. As a result, consumers can be assured that the fish they are buying is sustainable and that it has not been mixed with products without a quality mark.
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