MSC Certification

What is the MSC?
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization, who recognise and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
The MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable.
The Standard reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and management.

How is it used?
When a fishery is successfully certified to the Fisheries Standard, its certified catch can be sold with the blue MSC label.
Fisheries are assessed by accredited independent certifiers called Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) – also called certification bodies.
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How do we fit in?
This certification further highlights the Eyre Peninsula as a seafood destination, with clean and green seafood sector that is paving the way for the rest of the world. By achieving MSC Certification, you can be assured that the South Australian Sardine Fishery is operating to world’s best practice. This ecolabel highlights the strength of this fishery and our commitment to the health of the world’s oceans. Together, the men and women who operate the Sardine Industry, through co-management with government, have built world class science, practices and developed a culture of sustainability that will ensure that this fishery continues to be a leader in these fields well in to the future.