The Marine Stewardship Council is kind of a big deal in the world of fish. They are the organization that sets the standards for sustainable fisheries worldwide. If a fishery meets MSC’s standards, their products are awarded with a blue ecolabel. Many global organizations like IKEA and McDonald’s exclusively purchase MSC certified fish. For them, its a standard that denotes quality and sustainability. This also means that who and what gets certified matters a lot in the global market.

In this episode, I sit down with Linnéa Engström. Before becoming the Director of the Baltic Sea Region & Scandinavia at Marine Stewardship Council, Linnéa worked in politics. She was the Former First Vice Chair of the Fisheries Committee in the European Parliament. While in office, she wrote the first report in the European Parliament on climate justice along with legislation for the sustainable management of the EU’s external fishing  fleet. She is also the author of two books, Climate Feminism and Queen Fish. We discuss how the organization is working to stop overfishing and ensure that our oceans are filled with fish for generations to come.

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Edits: The fee in Sweden is 0.8% not 0.5%. CAB stands for conformity assessment body.