The MSC supports Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) with training, technical help and interpretation of our Standards. In this section you will find the MSC program documents and links to CAB resources.
Become an MSC certifier
If you are a CAB and want to get accredited to conduct MSC assessments, please contact Accreditation Services International GmbH (ASI) – an independent organisation that accredits CABs to conduct MSC assessments.
ASI - Accreditation Services International
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-228 / 227237
Fax: +49-228 / 227237-30
Email: [email protected]
If you are a certifier and want to get accredited to conduct MSC assessments, please consult the list of accredited certification bodies.
To ensure the complete independence from the certification process, the MSC assessment is carried out by accredited CABs only. To obtain accreditation, a CAB must meet the requirements set out in the MSC Certification Requirements. This ensures certification remains robust, credible and meets best practice guidelines for standard-setting organisations as set out by ISEAL and the FAO.
Track a Fishery
Our searchable database of all the fisheries involved in the MSC program. All certificates and assessment documents can be downloaded from Track a fishery.
The MSC training modules support and teach certification bodies how to undertake assessments based on the MSC Standards. CABs are required to complete and pass the training modules on the MSC online training website.
If you have a query for the the Chain of Custody team, you can email them at [email protected]
If you have a query for the Fisheries team, you can email them at [email protected]
If you want to receive the regular CAB update and quarterly newsletter, you can email [email protected]
If you need support with Ecert, email [email protected]