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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.

Fisheries Standard 3.0 implementation

Timelines have been extended for the implementation of MSC Fisheries Standard Version 3.
Fisheries Standard 3.0 implementation

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.


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

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Join our new assessor training program

We want to boost awareness of career opportunities in the assessment space with our new Fisheries Conformity Assessors Program (FCAP).
Join our new assessor training program

Interpretations log

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

Harmonisation database

The harmonisation database allows CABs to find overlapping Units of Assessment, aiding harmonisation in the assessment and scoring of fisheries.

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