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Using the MSC ecolabel

All guidance documents relating to the use of the Marine Stewardship Council ecolabel.

Ecolabel User Guide

MSC Ecolabel User Guide - PDF document, 2262 kB
Version 2.1 | Issued January 2013
Description: Basic rules governing the use of the MSC ecolabel for different user groups.

Forms

Product Approval Form - Word document, 881kB
Version 3.3 | Issued July 2014
Description: Approval form for any product artwork displaying the MSC ecolabel. 

Seafood Approval Form - Word document, 511kB 
Version 1.2 | Issued October 2014
Description: Approval form for menu items and fish counter products displaying the MSC ecolabel

Information on costs for using the MSC ecolabel

MSCI licensing fee structure - PDF document, 362kB
Version 1.1 | Issued April 2013
Description: Costs overview for commercial use of the MSC ecolabel.

Charging exemption education sector - PDF document, 236kB
Version 1.2 | Issued March 2013
Description: Policy on waiving MSC ecolabel fees for educational use. 

Additional rules for using the MSC ecolabel

Which CoC code is displayed on-pack - PDF document, 109kB
Version 2.1 | Issued January 2014
Description: Policy on which company's Chain of Custody code to print on product packaging.

Which company is the licensee? - PDF document, 216kB
Version 1.1 | Issued January 2014
Policy on which supply chain company should be the licensee for MSC labelled seafood products.

MSCI certified ingredient percentage rules - PDF document, 393kB
Version 1.0 | Issued July 2015 
Policy on using non-MSC-certified seafood ingredients and information on the calculations of this percentage rule.

Guidelines on how to calculate the percentage of non-MSC certified seafood ingredients - PDF document, 642kB
Version 1.0 | Issued March 2015
This document gives examples on how to calculate the percentage of a non-MSC certified ingredient in a mixed product with MSC- and non-MSC certified seafood.

ASC / MSC co-labelling rules - PDF document, 207kB
Version 1.0 | Issued July 2015
Description: Policy on labelling instructions where ASC and MSC certified products are mixed to make up the main seafood content of a product

Use of stickers on MSC-labelled products - PDF document, 398kB
Version 1.3 | Issued January 2014
Description: Policy on using temporary stickers to display the MSC ecolabel on seafood products.

Use of MSC ecolabel on cans and jars PDF document, 495kB
Version 1.0 | Issued January 2015

Description: This document gives examples on how the MSC ecolabel can be used on cans and jars where the definition of "front of packaging" can vary,

Use of MSC ecolabel on MAP packaging - PDF document, 473kB
Version 1.0 | Issued January 2015
Description: This document gives examples on how the MSC ecolabel can be integrated on product labels for MAP packaging (perishables).

Use of MSC ecolabel on in-store leaflets - PDF document, 578kB
Version 1.0 | Issued January 2015
Description: This document gives examples on how to promote the availability of MSC certified seafood in (in-store) leaflets using the MSC ecolabel.

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