Marine Stewardship Council

What does MSC stand for?
The Marine Stewardship Council, which works for certified sustainable seafood, is an independent, global and non-commercial organisation that was established in 1992 with the aim of finding solutions to the problem of over-fishing. Many of the world's oceans are so severely over-fished that the fish stocks of the world are gradually being depleted. This damages marine eco-systems and also the fishing industry all round the world. MSC has developed an environmental standard by which the world's fisheries can submit themselves to independent assessment. Fisheries that comply with these standard principles may label their products with the blue MSC logo.

What does the MSC logo mean?
Products carrying the MSC label guarantee sustainably caught fish.

The three MSC principles:

  • The condition of the fish stocks
    Fishing must be carried out in such a way that over-fishing and depletion of stocks are avoided. It must be possible to prove that the fish stocks are able to replenish themselves, and fishing must not alter the composition of the fish stocks in terms of age, gender or genetics.

  • The impact of fishing on the marine environment
    Fishing must take into consideration the marine eco-system, and must not inhibit its structure, productivity, diversity or functions. The natural balance between the various species and biological diversity must not be threatened.

  • Fishery management schemes
    Each individual fishery must be able to demonstrate a fishing management system that takes into account the local, national and international legislation and guidelines. The system and its institutional and operational standards must be directed towards sustainable exploitation of the sea.

As far as possible, all products packed by Engelsviken are MSC approved. Where primary products are not approved, we support and strive to promote development in the hope that our suppliers will contribute to future certification of non-approved primary products.