State of the Salmon supports rigorous and scientifically credible third-party assessments of commercial salmon fisheries. Since 2004, State of the Salmon has offered constructive suggestions on how to improve and advance application of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. Third-party assessments, if properly conducted, can improve public understanding of the status of salmon fisheries as well as encourage best management and sustainable fishing practices.
State of the Salmon created the Visual MSC web tool in order to visualize the results of the MSC assessments of Alaska and B.C. salmon as well as increase public awareness and participation in MSC certification process.