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MSC Scheme Guidance Documents

Guidance provides discussion about the background and intent of some requirements, and provides explanatory text and examples. It is not mandatory that CABs follow Guidance, unless specified within the requirements.
File Guidance to the MSC Certification Requirements v1.4
Parts A and B of the Guidance to the MSC Certification Requirements -- Version 1.4 | Published: 31 January 2014 | Superseded: 1 April 2015
File chemical/x-pdb MSC Guidance for Certification Bodies on Stakeholder Consultation in Fishery Assessment
MSC Guidance for Certification Bodies on Stakeholder Consultation in Fishery Assessment -- Version 2.0 | Published: December 2004
File PostScript document MSC Group Chain of Custody (CoC) Guidance for Non-Reduced Risk Groups
This document is now superseded. Please refer to the Chain of Custody Standard: Group version 1.0 for new certification Standard and criteria.
File PostScript document MSC Group Chain of Custody (CoC) Guidance for Reduced Risk Groups
This document is now superseded. Please refer to the Chain of Custody Standard: Group version 1.0 for new certification Standard and criteria.
File MSC ECert database user manual for CABs: Chain of Custody Version 11
This manual provides guidance to allow CABs to monitor and trace client information on MSC ECert database - Version 11 | Published: 28 February 2017
File eCert Fishery Management System - User Manual
This manual provides guidance to CABs to monitor and trace fishery information on MSC eCert database -- Version 5.0 | Published: 1 May 2013
File Summary of Changes - Chain of Custody Standard v4.0
A comprehensive overview of changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard and audit process following the completion of the program review in 2014.
File Extract from Annex BD of the MSC Certification Requirements v1.4
Table BD2 extracted from MSC Certification Requirements (v1.4): Requirements for communicating change to CAB .
File Transitional support for Group Chain of Custody certificate holders
Transitional support comparing Group requirements (Annex BC) to the Group Chain of Custody Standard v1.0.
File Transitional support for single and multi-site certificate holders
Transitional support comparing Chain of Custody Standard v3.0 to the Default Chain of Custody Standard v4.0
File object code Transitional support from single / multi-site (Standard v3) to CFO Chain of Custody Standard
Transitional support comparing CoC Standard v3.0 to the Consumer-Facing Organisation CoC Standard v1.0
File object code Transitional support for Group to CFO Chain of Custody Standard
Transitional support for Group certificate holders (previously Annex BC) to the MSC Consumer-Facing Organisation (CFO) Chain of Custody Standard.
File Vietnamese Summary of Changes - Chain of Custody Standard v4.0
A comprehensive overview of changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard and audit process following the completion of the program review in 2014.
File Troff document Transitional support for Under-Assessment Product
Guidance on the changes to sourcing and buying under-assessment product (previously UMAF) as part of the revision to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard v4.0.
File Transitional support for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)
Transitional support for Conformity Assessment Bodies following the release of the revised MSC Chain of Custody Program as of 20 February 2015.
File Summary of Changes - Chain of Custody Standard v4.0
A comprehensive overview of changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard and audit process following the completion of the program review in 2014.
File text/texmacs Summary of changes to the CoC Audit Checklists
A summary document to help certifiers and auditors understand which sections of the MSC CoC audit checklists have been changed following the updated CoC program
File Change tracking report on CoC Certification Requirements
This spreadsheet provides a detail overview of the changes that have occurred between CoC Certification Requirements version 1.4 and 2.0.
File Change tracking report on General Certification Requirements
This spreadsheet provides a detail overview of the changes that have occurred between General Certification Requirements version 1.4, 2.0 and 2.1.
File Under-Assessment product requirement changes
A communication from MSC to fishery clients undergoing assessment on Under-Assessment requirements changes. Issue: 27 March 2015
File Chain of Custody stakeholder webinar presentation
MSC chain of custody webinar briefing for supply chain stakeholders and clients to learn about the changes to the program.
File Hỗ trợ chuyển tiếp so sánh Tiêu chuẩn CoC v3.0 với Tiêu chuẩn CoC mặc định v4.0
Tài liệu này nhằm mục đích hỗ trợ các công ty đã được chứng nhận về Chuỗi hành trình sản phẩm cho một và nhiều địa điểm hiểu rõ tầm ảnh hưởng của Tiêu chuẩn CoC
File eCert Fisheries Management System - User Manual v5.1
This manual provides guidance to CABs to monitor and trace fishery information on MSC eCert database -- Version 5.1 | Published: 12 June 2015
File Troff document Stakeholder engagement on the 2015 Chain of Custody Program Review
This document summarises stakeholder comments on the 2014 development of MSC Chain of Custody Standard (v4.0) and Certification Requirements (V2.0).
File PDF document Guidance to MSC Certification Requirements v1.3
Parts A, B and C of the Guidance to the MSC Certification Requirements - Version 1.3 | Published: 14 January 2013 | Superseded: 31 January 2014
File MSC ECert database user manual for CABs - Fisheries v6.0
This manual provides guidance to allow CABs to monitor and trace fishery information on the MSC ECert database - Version 6.0 | Published: 4 October 2016
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