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 Consumer-Facing Organisation (CFO) Checklist and Reporting Template v2.1
Description: This checklist is for use with the Chain of Custody Standard: Consumer-Facing Organisation (CFO) Version.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
Supplementary Requirements for the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) Program v1.1.1
Description: Supplementary requirements specific to Chain of Custody audits against the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) program.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Single and Multi-Site Checklist and Reporting Template v4.1
Description: This checklist is for use with the Chain of Custody Standard: Default Version.

Language: English
Version: 4.10
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Group Checklist and Reporting Template v4.1
Description: This checklist is for use with the Chain of Custody Standard: Group Version.

Language: English
Version: 4.10
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Certificate Holder Statement of Understanding of Labour Requirements v1.0
Description: Form to be signed by supply chain organisations confirming they understand the MSC forced and child labour requirements.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Variation Request Form - Agents v1.2
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: 1.20
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Surveillance Reporting Template v2.01
Description: Prepare surveillance reports using the Surveillance Reporting Template.

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Reduced Reassessment Reporting Template v2.1
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: 2.10
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Reporting Template v1.1
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: 1.10
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Inseparable or Practicably Inseparable (IPI) Announcement Template v1.01
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: 1.01
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies Practices and Measures Template v1.01
Description: Fisheries and at-sea Certificate Holders (CH) in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) program are required to provide a self-description of labour policies and measures.

Language: English
Version: 1.01
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Variation Request Form v3.1
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: 3.10
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Surveillance Review of Information Template v2.01
Description: The Surveillance Review of Information statement shall be prepared using the Surveillance Review of Information Template.

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Surveillance Announcement Template v2.01
Description: This form details the information required from CABs when formally announcing annual surveillance activities.

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
Auditor Training Handbook
Description: A PowerPoint presentation to help auditors troubleshoot their problems with the training platform.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 March 2019
MSC Notice of Objection Template v3.0
Description: This template is for stakeholders to object to the Final Draft Report and determination of a certifier. The v3.0 template is for a fishery assessment that is being conducted under the Fisheries Certification Requirements v2.1.

Language: English
Version: 3.00
Date of Issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
Template for Peer Reviewer follow up at PCDR stage v1.2
Description: This template shall be used by Peer Reviewers to provide feedback on MSC fisheries assessments during the Public Comment Draft Report stage.

Language: English
Version: 1.20
Date of Issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
Template for Peer Review of MSC Fishery Assessments v2.1
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: 2.10
Date of Issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v3.1
Description: This document provides guidance on the pre-assessment (PA) of fisheries against the MSC Fisheries Standard and its operational interpretation, the Fisheries Certification Process (FCP).

Language: English
Version: 3.10
Date of Issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Template for Stakeholder Input into Fishery Assessments v3.0
Description: A form for stakeholders when providing written comments during an MSC fishery assessment.

Language: English
Version: 3.00
Date of Issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
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