Certification bodies

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
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 65
53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-228 / 227237
Fax: +49-228 / 227237-30
Email: asi-info@accreditation-services.com

If you are a certifier and want to get accredited to conduct MSC assessments, please contact the list of accredited certification bodies directly.

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.

Contact us

If you have a query for the the Chain of Custody team, you can email them at supplychain@msc.org

If you have a query for the Fisheries team, you can email them at Fisheries@msc.org

If you want to receive the regular CAB update and quarterly newsletter, you can email Standards@msc.org

If you need support with Ecert, email ecertsupport@msc.org

MSC program documents

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Fisheries program documents

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

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Chain of Custody program documents

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

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Supporting documents

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

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Translated program documents

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

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