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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MSC ECert database user manual for CABs - Fisheries v6.1
Language: English
Date of Issue: 22 March 2018
MSC Peer Review Follow-up Template v1.1
Description: Template for Peer Reviewer follow up during the Public Comment Draft Report consultation stage.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of Issue: 02 August 2017
MSC guide on extending a certificate in ECert
Description: Supplementary manual guiding CABs on completing the certificate extension process (Fisheries).

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 13 July 2017
MSC guide on making a certification decision in ECert
Description: Supplementary manual guiding CABs on completing a full assessment and issuing certificates.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 13 July 2017
MSC ECert database user manual for CABs Chain of Custody v11.0
Language: English
Date of Issue: 28 February 2017
MSC Variation Request Form - Agents
Description: This form details the information required from CABs to enable the MSC to consider variations to allow agents working on behalf of CoC certificate holders to be treated as subcontractors.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of Issue: 04 October 2016
MSC Variation Request Form v2.1
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 clause or requirement in any of the MSC Certification Requirements.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 04 October 2016
MSC Unit of Certification traceability template
Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 July 2016
MSC Glossary of terms for Fisheries Scope and Traceability
Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 July 2016
MSC Surveillance Announcement Template v1.1
Description: This form details the information required from CABs when formally announcing annual surveillance activities.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of Issue: 12 June 2015
MSC Fisheries Client Document Checklist v1.0
Description: This document contains is a breakdown of core information required for all fisheries assessments.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Template for Stakeholder Input v2.0
Description: A form for stakeholders when providing written comments during an MSC fishery assessment

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Notice of Objection Form v2.0
Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Template for Peer Review v2.0
Description: This template shall be used by peer reviewers of MSC fisheries’ assessments to ensure that the content of the review is relevant and actionable by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs).

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v2.0
Description: MSC Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v1
Description: MSC Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Template for Stakeholder Input v1.0
Description: A form for stakeholders when providing written comments during an MSC fishery assessment

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 30 March 2014
MSC Audit Personnel Code of Conduct v1
Description: All fishery assessment team leaders, team members, CAB lead auditors, CoC auditors and group CoC auditors have an obligation to maintain the integrity of the MSC Program by observing the following code of conduct.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 14 January 2013
MSC Contact Details Submission Form V.1
Description: This form details the information required from CABs when submitting the contact details to the MSC.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 14 January 2013
MSC Template for Peer Review v1.0
Description: The template shall be used by peer reviewers of MSC Fisheries’ Assessments to ensure that the content of the review is relevant and actionable by certification bodies.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 09 January 2011

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

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