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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fishing standard

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Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable aquaculture with MSC certification

Certification to MSC Sustainable Fishing Standards is comprehensive and entails both a pre-assessment and full assessment, as well as ongoing annual surveillance audits of certified fisheries. The standard reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and management.

Assessments cover three core principles which fisheries must meet – sustainable fish stocks, minimising environmental impact and effective fisheries management.

Our MSC services

Our team has long recognised and supported the need for increased sustainability across the seafood supply chain. With a track record delivering MSC certification and over 100 species assessed, we can work with you whether you are new to the standard and looking for a pre-assessment; or hoping to transfer your certification from another provider. We also have a team specialising in fishery improvement projects and are on hand to help you put processes in place for more sustainable fishing practices.

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Gap analysis

An optional service where one of our expert auditors helps you identify any weak areas or non-conformities prior to your formal MSC audit.


Accredited certification

An independent two-phase approach that provides a clear statement of your capabilities. Accredited certification helps you build trust with stakeholders and win new business.

Why work with us?

Global capability

With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service with a globally consistent dedication to excellence. Our people are technical experts with in-depth knowledge of safe and sustainable fishing.

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Flexible delivery

Our MSC certification services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology.

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Total assurance

We’ve led the way in shaping our industry and continue to expand our services and expertise. With 40% market share and over 100 species assessed, we are here to be a partner on your journey to safe, sustainable fishing, regardless of your requirements and location.

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Are you already certified to MSC and would like to transfer?

If you hold a valid accredited certificate of approval with another provider and you are considering moving, transferring your MSC certification to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.


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