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Year review: the top five moments at the MSC in 2016

by Joanna Jones
Top five MSC moments of 2016
Páll Hreinn Pálsson, fisherman with Visir, Iceland

Year reviews… either you love them or you hate them, but there’s no way around them come mid-December. Joanna Jones, marine lover and intern at the MSC, looks at the past twelve months and picks her top five MSC moments.

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Sustainable seafood – because there is more to Christmas than turkey

by Joanna Jones
Seafood traditions across the globe - because there is more to Christmas than turkey.
Oyster dish

Joanna Jones, marine life lover and intern at the MSC, looks at seafood traditions across the globe.

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Why a tin of sustainable sardines feels like a Christmas present

When asked to write a Christmas blog post, George Clark initially struggled to think of a theme that related both to the work of the MSC and the festive season. In the end, it was actually quite simple…
Bart van Olphen and George Clark from MSC visit Cornwall

The MSC has been setting standards for sustainable fishing for over 15 years now. Fisheries can verify that they operate sustainably, and consumers can choose their fish and seafood on that basis.

So I thought let’s link Christmas to the ‘principle product’ of our work: labelled, certified fish to eat. Though I work in the UK where fish isn’t traditionally part of the Christmas menu, many countries do celebrate with seafood delicacies. If we take a more international view, there are plenty of fantastic and Christmassy fish products available with the MSC ecolabel: smoked salmon, lobster, caviar, herring, the list goes on…

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