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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.
MSC Benthic Impacts Tool User Manual
Description: A guide to using the MSC Benthic Impacts Tool to support assessments against the MSC Fisheries Standard v3.0
Language: English
Version: 1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
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MSC Chain of Custody Program – Supplementary Requirements for the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) Program 1.2
Description: Supplementary requirements specific to Chain of Custody audits against the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) program
Language: English
Version: 1.2
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 December 2022
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MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v3.3
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating a pre-assessment report against Fisheries Standard v2.01.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Surveillance Reporting Template v2.2
Description: This template details the information required required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating the Surveillance Report using FCP v2.3
Language: English
Version: 2.2
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Fishery Assessment Scoring Worksheet (including versions for enhanced bivalves and salmon) v3.0
Description: Worksheets for calculating MSC assessment scores (for use with MSC Fisheries Standard v3.0)
Language: English
Version: 3
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
Download download file xlsx - 1 MB
MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v4.0
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating a pre-assessment report against Fisheries Standard v3.0.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Use of the Risk-Based Framework (RBF) in a Fishery Assessment Form v3.2
Description: This form details the information required from conformity assessment bodies (CABs) when using the Risk-Based Framework (RBF) in a fishery assessment or re-assessment using FCP 2.3 and FCP v3.0/MSC Fisheries Standard Toolbox v1.0
Language: English
Version: 3.2
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Chain of Custody Labour Self Assessment Form V2.0
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
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MSC Surveillance Review of Information Template v2.2
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating the Surveillance Review of Information statement using FCP v2.3 or v3.0.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Derogation 8 - Chain of Custody Labour Eligibility Requirements
Description: Derogation 8 introduces the MSC Labour Eligibility Requirements v1.0 and its superseeding of labour related requirements in MSC CoC Standards and MSC CoC Certification Requirements.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
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MSC Reporting Template v2.0
Description: Details the information required when creating Announcement Comment Draft Reports, Client and Peer Review Draft Reports, Public Comment Draft Reports, Final Draft Reports and Public Certification Reports with FCP v3.0 and FS3.0.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Section SE Reporting Template v1.0
Description: Reporting template for RFMO fisheries applying Section SE early (Tool D, MSC Fisheries Standard Toolbox; Section SE, MSC Fisheries Standard v3.0).
Language: English
Version: 1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
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MSC Change Tracking Report for Fisheries Certification Process v3.0
Description: A detailed overview of the changes from Fisheries Certification Process v2.2 to v2.3 and v3.0.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
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MSC Scope Declaration Template v1.0
Description: The template is for clients to fill in and provide to the CAB to confirm they are within scope of an MSC assessment.
Language: English
Version: 1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC At Sea Labour Eligibility Requirements Reporting Template v2.0
Description: For at-sea applicants and certificate holders to provide information on policies, practices and measures in place to mitigate the risk of forced and child labour. For use with FCP v2.3 and Standard Section 1 (Scope).
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
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MSC Benthic Impacts Tool Settings Template v1.0
Description: For use alongside the Benthic Impacts Tool (Tool C, MSC Fisheries Standard Toolbox)
Language: English
Version: 1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Section SE Announcement Template v1.0
Description: Announcement template for RFMO fisheries applying Section SE early (Tool D, MSC Fisheries Standard Toolbox; Section SE, MSC Fisheries Standard v3.0).
Language: English
Version: 1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
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MSC Chain of Custody Consumer-Facing Organisation Checklist and Reporting Template v2.1
Description: Audit checklist for use by certification bodies and auditors against the Chain of Custody Standard: Consumer-Facing Organisation (CFO) Version 2.0 until 30 April 2023.
Language: English
Version: 2.1
Date of issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 August 2019
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MSC Chain of Custody Group Checklist and Reporting Template v4.1
Description: Audit checklist for use by certification bodies and auditors against the Chain of Custody Standard: Group Version 2.0 until 30 April 2023.
Language: English
Version: 4.1
Date of issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 August 2019
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MSC Chain of Custody Single and Multi-Site Checklist and Reporting Template v4.1
Description: Audit checklist for use by certification bodies and auditors against the Chain of Custody Standard: Default Version 5.0 until 30 April 2023.
Language: English
Version: 4.1
Date of issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 August 2019
Download download file xlsx - 1 MB

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