Marine Stewardship Council Certification
Clearwater Seafoods has been a long-time supporter of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries. We see the MSC as the most robust independent certification program for wild seafood. We commit to:
- Where available, preferentially selecting MSC-certified supply when making procurement decisions,
- Pursuing MSC certification for the fisheries in which we participate when market demand exists for eco-labeled product,
- Continue to lead, in partnership with other stakeholders to advance fisheries towards certification.
Through a multi-year strategy, Clearwater has successfully secured MSC certification for core species. Included are:
- Patagonian scallops
- Canadian offshore sea scallops
- Maritime Canada inshore lobster
- Canadian coldwater shrimp
- Arctic surf clams
- Nova Scotia and Newfoundland snow crab
- Canadian Greenland Halibut (Turbot)
Buyer and consumer interest in sustainable seafood has created growing international demand for MSC-certified products. The MSC logo is evidence a fishery meets strict environmental standards and the product originates from a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
Who is MSC?
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, global, non-profit organization. It works to:
- enhance responsible management of seafood resources
- ensure the sustainability of global fish stocks and the health of the marine ecosystem.
The MSC harnesses consumer power by identifying sustainable seafood products with their easily recognized eco-label.