Supporting documents

Forms, guides and templates for Conformity Assessment Bodies.

Conformity assessment bodies (CABs) are required to use (or to distribute to clients and stakeholders) set templates when conducting assessments to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Uniform templates ensure quality and consistency in application.
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Finance Guidance For Investors
Description: An overview of how the MSC program can support financial institutions considering sustainability when investing in the seafood sector.

Language: English
Date of issue: 15 October 2020
MSC Covid-19 derogation risk considerations
Language: English
Date of issue: 13 October 2020
MSC Covid 19 Guidance for CABs - Fisheries
Description: Version 3

Language: English
Date of issue: 13 October 2020
MSC Fishery Improvement Action Plan Reporting Template v2.1
Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of issue: 30 July 2020
Date superseded: 22 July 2020
MSC ECert database user manual for CABs - Fisheries v8.0
Language: English
Version: 8.00
Date of issue: 05 June 2020
MSC COVID 19 Guidance for CoC holders - remote auditing v1.0
Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
MSC COVID 19 Additional Guidance for CoC CABs - remote auditing v1.1
Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
MSC COVID 19 Guidance for CoC CABs – social audit derogation
Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 06 May 2020
MSC Covid 19 Guidance for CABs - Chain of Custody
Description: Version 2

Language: English
Date of issue: 02 April 2020
MSC Change Tracking Report for Fisheries Certification Process v2.2
Description: A detailed overview of the changes from Fisheries Certification Requirements v2.0 to Fisheries Certification Process v2.2

Language: English
Version: 2.20
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
MSC IPI Announcement Template v1.1
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when announcing that Inseparable or Practicably Inseparable (IPI) stocks are identified.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Template for Stakeholder Input into Surveillance Audits v1.0
Description: This template is for stakeholders to provide written comments during an MSC fishery surveillance audit.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Notice of Objection Template v3.1
Description: This template is for stakeholders to object to the Final Draft Report and determination of a certifier. The v3.1 template is for a fishery assessment that is being conducted under the Fisheries Certification Requirements v2.2.

Language: English
Version: 3.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC-MSCI Vocabulary v1.3
Description: This vocabulary defines concepts, terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the MSC and MSCI.

Language: English
Version: 1.30
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Reporting Template v1.2
Description: This template details the information required when creating following assessment reports: - Announcement Comment Draft Report - Client and Peer Review Draft Report - Public Comment Draft Report - Final Draft Report - Public Certification Report.

Language: English
Version: 1.20
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Variation Request Form - Chain of Custody v1.0
Description: This form details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) to enable the MSC to consider a CAB application to vary from a CoC-applicable requirement in any of the MSC program documents and to allow an agent to be treated as a subcontractor.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 March 2020
MSC Reduced Reassessment Reporting Template v2.2
Description: This template details the information required when creating following assessment reports: - Announcement Comment Draft Report - Client and Peer Review Draft Report - Public Comment Draft Report - Final Draft Report - Public Certification Report.

Language: English
Version: 2.20
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
In-Transition to MSC Program Requirements and Guidance
Description: An outline of the CAB procedures for confirming compliance with entry requirements for the In-Transition to MSC Program and verifying continuous progress.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 30 September 2019
Date effective: 30 September 2019

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