Act for the Wild Blog

Wildlife conservation starts in our homes, and with our own choices. By making a few small lifestyle changes we can have a hugely positive impact on our planet and the wildlife that inhabits it.

Our oceans are an essential part of our planet’s ecosystem. But almost 90% of the world’s fish stocks are depleted, overexploited or fished up to their limit. However, it’s possible to enjoy a great meal and help protect our oceans at the same time by choosing sustainable seafood.

By choosing seafood certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council, your supporting fisheries doing the right thing and helping ensure an ocean-friendly future.

Live in Sydney? Here’s where you can find MSC seafood.

Seafood with the MSC blue fish tick has met the world’s best standard for sustainable, wild seafood. By following the little blue fish, you know you are contributing to the health of our world’s oceans and ensuring there are fish in the ocean for this and future generations.

Find MSC certified seafood at the Sydney locations below:

Coles Supermarkets

In the seafood deli: Banana Prawns, ASC certified salmon

Frozen: A variety of Hoki, whiting and cod as fillets and fish fingers

Canned: John West Tuna and Alaskan Salmon  


Frozen: A variety of Hoki, whiting and cod as fillets and fish fingers

Canned: John West Tuna and Alaskan Salmon  


Ikea Restaurant: MSC hoki, ASC Salmon

Ikea Food Store: Frozen cold water shrimp, variety of herring and fish paste


Canned: mussels, herring, mackerel, salmon

Frozen: hoki, pollock, sole, flounder

Taronga Zoo

We serve MSC certified hoki across our two sites.

In partnership with our catering partners, EPICURE, we have Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of Taronga’s The View Cafe, the first Chain of Custody MSC certified cafe in Australia. This ensures that visitors to The View Cafe Taronga Zoo know that the seafood they purchase during their visit will help supports sustainable management of fish stocks, marine ecosystems and fisheries jobs.

Throughout Taronga’s other food outlets, functions and events we aim to serve fish that is either MSC or ASC certified, depending on the respective seafood species.

Where to find MSC globally

The MSC is a worldwide certification program. So if you’re not living in Sydney but want to eat sustainable seafood, check out the MSC’s product finder.

Can’t find MSC seafood?

If you’re unsure if MSC is available, ask you fishmonger or retailer! The more consumers that ask for sustainable products like MSC certified seafood, the more they end up on supermarket shelves.

If MSC isn’t available, the next best thing is locally sourced, fresh fish.

At Taronga, we believe that wildlife and people can share this planet. But right now, wildlife globally is under threat and they need your help more than ever. Find out more about how you can take action for our oceans here.