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February 2022

The front cover of the MSC UK and Ireland Market Report 2021
Sustainable seafood insights
Last year, consumers in the UK & Ireland spent an estimated £1.26 billion on MSC certified fish and seafood and could choose from 45 different certified species across 1,560 products. Read the second annual edition of the MSC UK and Ireland Market Report to get up to speed on the latest trends in certified sustainable seafood and get in-depth consumer insights from the first-ever UK Tuna Shopper Report.
Read reports
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Fisheries Standard Review 2022


Proposed changes to the Fisheries Standard are available for public review, including new requirements on endangered threatened and protected species, shark finning and ghost gear. Stakeholders are invited to review and feedback on the proposals online until Monday 4th April.
Review now
Sustainable Seafood Week 2022 dates 16th-23rd of September

Save the date!


Sustainable Seafood Week will be returning between the 16th-23rd September. We need All Hands On Deck to encourage consumers to choose only sustainable seafood! We'll soon be presenting our plans for how you can get on board. 
Watch SSW 2021 recap
An underwater scene displaying the words 'World Ocean Summit Virtual Week'

MSC at the World Ocean Summit


Register your free place for the summit and to hear from MSC’s Chief Executive, Rupert Howes, plus other leading voices in the industry. 

This virtual panel discussion will ask the big questions on how to reform fisheries management, in a way that conserves the oceans while also sustaining livelihoods and food security.
Register now
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Labour policy review


In 2022 we will release a new MSC Labour Policies and Procedures document. Take part in our current consultation and complete the survey by 4th April.
 
Complete the survey
Shining a light on...
Pan-fried tuna steaks on a bed of stir-fried vegetables

Aldi, who spread the love on Valentine's Day ❤️

Aldi launched a 240g MSC certified yellowfin tuna steak as a tasty Valentine's Day special perfect pan-fried and served with Asian-style noodles. 

Your new Ocean Cookbook
This January we launched our new Ocean Cookbook featuring delicious sustainable seafood recipes from 12 top international chefs.
A plate of haddock with fennel and black olives
A plate of squid rings with olives and sundried tomatoes
Get recipes

On the horizon...


This month I’m most looking forward to the Economist World Ocean Summit in March. Our MSC CEO, Rupert Howes, is on a panel discussing ‘Overcoming Overfishing’ along with Maria Damanaki and Jane Ewing. I’ll be at MSC’s Virtual Booth on Friday 4th March, following the keynote from HSH Albert II Prince of Monaco. Please come along if you’re attending.

George Clark
Programme Director UK & Ireland
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