Marine Stewardship Council Certification (MSC)

Promoting MSC certification to the global supply chain

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a well- managed certification scheme in consultation with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups. The MSC has established a sophisticated management system with technical support from scientific agencies, to ensure the credibility of the MSC certification. The fisheries which aim to be certified need to enter an assessment process against a standard composed of 3 core Principles with 28 indicators. Organisations that trade or handle MSC products need to be involved in MSC Chain of Custody certification to ensure the traceability of MSC products. MSC also uses eco-label to help consumers easily recognize MSC products.

1) Sustainable fish stocks
2) Minimising environmental impact
3) Effective fisheries management

Since June of 2018, FCF has facilitated or sourced from the following major MSC fisheries, which leads to the fact that more than 97% of our Purse Seine supplying vessels are participating in one or multiple MSC fisheries:

WPSTA Western and Central Pacific Purse Seine Fishery

Species: Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna

Nauru Skipjack, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna Purse Seine Fishery

(In assessment)
Species: Skipjack, Yellowfin and Bigeye tuna

FCF Global Tuna Longline Fishery

(In assessment)
Species: Yellowfin, Bigeye and Albacore tuna

By closely working with fisheries authorities, FCF is actively participating in various meetings hosted by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), and promote the relevant management measures to achieve sustainable fisheries.

FCF and Taiwanese delegates during the Regular Session of WCPFC in 2019