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MSC scheme documents

The MSC certification requirements for both fisheries and chain of custody are defined in a series of documents. These documents outline specific requirements, guidelines and methods to enable consistency and compliance in assessments.    

The MSC scheme documents are periodically reviewed and requirements are updated in response to growth in the MSC program and changes in international best practice.

Fisheries certification scheme documents

A full list of the latest documents establishing the MSC fisheries standard and scheme requirements, alongside guidance documents to support assessments.


Auditor at the Duke of Cambridge pubChain of custody certification scheme documents

Chain of custody scheme documents, including requirements and guidance for certificate holders, applicants and independent auditors.

Scheme document master listScheme documents master list

The master list identifies the status, validity and publication date of all MSC scheme documents.

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