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Get Certified! Chain of Custody

By buying and selling MSC certified seafood you’re supporting sustainable fishing practices, allowing customers to make positive choices and securing seafood supplies for the future.

Benefits of MSC certification

Demand for traceable, sustainably caught seafood is increasing around the world. Choosing MSC Chain of Custody certification offers buyer and customer assurance

How can I get chain of custody certified?

An overview of the key stages to MSC Chain of Custody certification.

After certification

What your business needs to know and do after certification to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard.

Contact us

Call or email the relevant MSC representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

Certificate Holder Resources

Information on ecolabel use, sourcing under assessment fish, reporting changes, FAQs, and MSC policy

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Get Certified! Guides

MSC Get Certified! guides have been produced to help guide you through certification

MSC Chain of Custody Standard

The MSC Chain of Custody Standard reassures buyers and makes sure that the ecolabel is only displayed on sustainable seafood from an MSC certified fishery.

Use the MSC ecolabel

Show your customers that your fish comes from a certified sustainable source by using the MSC ecolabel on packaging, menus or marketing materials.

Updated Chain of Custody Program

Summary of changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard for seafood traceability, reviewed and revised in 2014-2015.

Latest news

Bay of Fundy herring fishery in Canada enters MSC assessment process

Mar 31, 2015

The Canada 4VWX purse seine herring fishery has voluntarily entered into assessment against the MSC standard.

Canada redfish fishery begins MSC assessment process

Mar 31, 2015

The Canada 3LN Division redfish fishery taking place on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland has entered the MSC assessment process.

Japan’s Meiho tuna fishery enters MSC assessment

Mar 31, 2015

Shiogama-based pole-and-line skipjack and albacore operation becomes the first Japanese tuna fishery to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

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