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 Chain of Custody Labour Self-Assessment Form Guidance
Language: English
Date of issue: 19 August 2021
MSC Chain of Custody remote audit risk factors form v1.3
Description: MSC Chain of Custody remote audit risk factors form v1.3

Language: English
Version: 1.30
Date of issue: 17 May 2021
MSC Chain of Custody Labour Self-assessment Form v1
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 February 2021
MSC In-Transition to MSC (ITM) Progress Verification Reporting template
Description: For use during the progress verification of a fishery in the In-Transition to MSC (ITM) Program Pilot. Contains a section for self-reporting by the ITM Project Manager and sections to be completed by the Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs).

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of issue: 15 December 2020
Date effective: 15 December 2020
MSC In-Transition to MSC (ITM) program Eligibility Reporting template
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when verifying the eligibility of a fishery that wishes to enter the In-Transition to MSC program pilot.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of issue: 09 December 2020
Date effective: 09 December 2020
MSC Derogation on move-on rules November 2020
Description: Derogation for PI 2.4.2.a scoring issue a

Language: English
Date of issue: 05 November 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 ECert database user manual for CABs - Fisheries v8.0
Language: English
Version: 8.00
Date of issue: 05 June 2020
MSC COVID 19 Additional Guidance for CoC CABs - remote auditing v2.0
Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
MSC COVID 19 Guidance for CoC holders - remote auditing v2.0
Language: English
Version: 2.00
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 Surveillance Reporting Template v2.1
Description: This template details the information required required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating the Surveillance Report.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
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 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

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