Wild-caught seafood sources are challenged to manage their fisheries responsibly to prevent the depletion of fish stocks. Producers, distributors and sellers also must demonstrate a traceable chain of custody from fishing vessel to consumer. Seaweed producers face a similar challenge to preserve water quality and habitats. As an accredited certifier of all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification standards, NSF Certification, LLC enables every participant in seaweed and wild-caught seafood production, distribution and sale to show compliance with MSC standards.
Display of MSC’s distinctive blue fish label sets them apart for higher visibility and market access to retailers, restaurants and customers.
MSC is known for promoting sustainable practices at fisheries and protecting ecosystems to safeguard seafood supplies. MSC is the only global wild-capture certification program that meets best practice requirements set by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) and ISEAL. Known for continuous improvement and engagement, MSC’s programs employ third-party assessors to ensure unbiased assessments.
MSC has three standards:
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