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MSC policy development and procedural documents

The MSC Standard Setting and policy development process are defined in a series of documents. These documents outline specific procedures the MSC follows and they align with ISEAL Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards.

The MSC is committed to periodically reviewing and updating the documents in response to changes in the MSC program and international best practice.

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MSC Standard Setting Procedure

Current version:
Version 4.0 | Issued: 8 July 2016 | Effective: 8 July 2016 (PDF, 116 KB)
Description:
 This document details the review and revision of existing MSC international standards and the development of any new MSC international standards.

MSC policy on changes to the Standards and Performance Requirements

Current version:
Issued: February 2012 | Effective: February 2012 (PDF, 98 KB)
Description:
 This document details the process for changes in the MSC Standard and Performance Requirements.

MSC Complaints Procedure

Current version:
Version 2.0 | Issued: 8 July 2016 | Effective: 8 July 2016 (PDF, 138 KB)
Description:
 This document details the process for commenting or putting forward a complaints about the MSC program.

MSC Notice of Complaints Form

Current version:
Issued: 8 July 2016 | Effective: 8 July 2016 (Word, 105 KB)
Description:
 This document details the process for submitting a comment or putting forward a complaints about the MSC program.

MSC Recertification Fund policy paper

Current version:
Issued: June 2015 (Word, 79 KB)
Description:
 This document outlines of the MSC policy on subsidised assessments for certified fisheries.

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MSC-ASC Joint Seaweed Standard Setting Procedure

Current version:
Version 1.0 | Issued: 1 February 2016 | Effective: 1 February 2016 (PDF, 447KB)
Description:
 This document details the MSC and ASC joint Seaweed standard and the development process for seaweed harvesting and farming practices.

MSC-ASC Joint Seaweed Standard Complaints Procedure

Current version:
Version 1.0 | Issued: 1 February 2016 | Effective: 1 February 2016 (PDF, 502KB)
Description:
 This document details the process for commenting or submitting a complaints for the MSC and ASC joint Seaweed standard.

MSC-ASC Joint Notice of Complaints Form

Current version:
Issued: 1 February 2016 | Effective: 1 February 2016 (Word, 117KB)
Description:
 This document details the process for submitting a formal complaints relating to ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard Setting activities.

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