The MSC verified whole fish assessment reports are listed below. Any queries should be emailed to [email protected].

Important Notice:

MarinTrust recognises the status of MSC certifications and wants to simplify the process for those certificate holders that receive MSC certified raw materials to the marine ingredient producing plant. These materials will be recognised as MarinTrust compliant.

If a MarinTrust certified factory uses an MSC certified fishery product in the production of fishmeal and/or fish oil that has its certificate withdrawn or suspended, this fishery must be assessed under the MarinTrust Standard to gain approval as a compliant raw material. This applies to both whole fish and by-products.

Product from any fishery which loses its MSC certification and does not subsequently meet the MarinTrust Standard, must be separated at the production facility from any MarinTrust approved raw material.

Any MarinTrust certified factories which use MSC certified species that have been withdrawn, must submit a scope extension application form and email to [email protected] to gain approval. The MSC certified species listed on this site have been provided by MarinTrust Standard certificate holders. The MarinTrust Secretariat updates this list regularly but take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Please check for the latest information on any MSC certified species.

MSC Verification FAQ


Capelin (Mallotus villosus) | Subareas 5 and 14 and Division 2.a west of 5°W

Herring (Clupea haregnus)| FAO 27, ICES 30-31 (Gulf of Bothnia)


Herring (Clupea haregnus)| FAO 27, ICES 30-31 (Gulf of Bothnia)


Small pelagics fishery in Sonora, Gulf of California | FAO 77 Gulf of California


Herring (Clupea harengus) |FAO Area 27, ICES Subarea 4 and divisions 3.a and 7.d

Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO Area 27, ICES Subarea 4 and divisions 3.a