Chain of Custody program 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.

 

MSC Program Documents Master List
Description: Controlled document list of MSC certification program documents for reference by Conformity Assessment Bodies and Accreditation Services International.

Language: English
Version: 25.00
Date of Issue: 31 August 2018
Date effective: 31 August 2018

Chain of Custody certification documents

MSC Chain of Custody Standard Default Version
Description: The default standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain organisations with single or multi-site operations, trading MSC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 4.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Group v1.0
Description: The Group Standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain organisations with a central office function and many locations trading MSC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Consumer Facing Organisation v1.0
Description: The CFO Standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain businesses of any size selling certified products directly to the final consumer.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
Chain of Custody Standard v4.0 summary of changes
Description: The key changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard, following the 2014 Chain of Custody program review.

Language: English
Version: 4.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC CoC Certification Requirements v2.0
Description: This document sets out requirements on how the Chain of Custody Standard should be interpreted during audits, and ensure consistency of its application.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015

General Certification Requirements

MSC General Certification Requirements v2.3
Description: The General Certification Requirements sets out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.30
Date of Issue: 31 August 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.2
Description: The General Certification Requirements set out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.20
Date of Issue: 01 March 2018
Date effective: 01 September 2018
MSC General Certification Requirements - Summary of changes between v2.1 and v2.2
Description: A summary of the changes between MSC General Certification Requirements versions 2.1 and 2.2

Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 March 2018
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.1
Description: MSC General Certification Requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) evaluating Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
Date superseded: 01 September 2018

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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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Fisheries program documents

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

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