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Marine Stewardship Council

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The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, non governmental organization whose aim is to promote sustainable fishing practices in order to preserve the long-term viability of the global fish population. Seafood has always been considered a major source of nutrition. The current organizational governance structure of the MSC reflects the institution's intention to strive for a balance between its non-member model and a nevertheless inclusive and transparent steering approach. The most important funding base of the MSC has always been and continues to be financial contributions from foundations and trusts. At the centre of the MSC standard-setting framework are the Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing. The initiative enjoys growing support among manufacturers and retailers. Furthermore, with a growing number of certified fisheries and-as a consequence-a rising quantity of seafood products bearing the MSC eco-label, it has lately been able to gain considerable market acceptance.

Keywords: certified fisheries; Marine Stewardship Council (MSC); seafood; sustainable fishing



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