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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 Assurance Services International GmbH (ASI)  an independent organisation that accredits CABs to conduct MSC assessments.

ASI - Assurance Services International
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 69
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 contact ASI.

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.

Training

The MSC training modules support and teach CABs how to undertake assessments based on the MSC Standards.

Visit our online training platform >

Interpretations log

The MSC interpretations logis a technical tool for CABs and assessors. Interpretations are additional guidance for CABs, assessors and Accreditation Services International (ASI) to ensure consistent fisheries assessments.

Contact us

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]

MSC program documents

Fisheries program documents

Fisheries program documents

The MSC Fisheries Standard and the General Certification Requirements. For certifiers and clients.

Chain of Custody program documents

Chain of Custody program documents

The MSC Chain of Custody Standard and the General Certification Requirements. For certifiers and clients.

Supporting documents

Supporting documents

Forms, templates and other supporting materials for certifiers and clients.

Translated program documents

Translated program documents

Translated resources for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) accredited to carry out MSC Fisheries and Chain of Custody Standard assessments.