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 Covid 19 Guidance for CABs - Chain of Custody
Language: English
Date of issue: 02 April 2020
MSC Covid 19 Guidance for CABs - Fisheries
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
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
MSC Use of the RBF in a Fishery Assessment Form v3.1
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.

Language: English
Version: 3.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Template for Peer Reviewer Follow Up at PCDR Stage v1.3
Description: This template is for Peer Reviewers to provide feedback on MSC fisheries assessments during the Public Comment Draft Report stage.

Language: English
Version: 1.30
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC RBF Worksheets v2.1
Description: This spreadsheet is for use by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when the Risk-Based Framework is used in an MSC fishery assessment.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Template for Stakeholder Input into Fishery Assessments v4.0
Description: This template is for stakeholders to provide written comments during an MSC fishery assessment.

Language: English
Version: 4.00
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 Template for Peer Review of Fishery Assessments v2.2
Description: This template is for Peer Reviewers to provide feedback on MSC fisheries assessments during the Client and Peer Review Draft Report stage.

Language: English
Version: 2.20
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v3.2
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating a pre-assessment report.

Language: English
Version: 3.20
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Notice of Suspension Template v1.1
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when providing notification of the suspension of an MSC certified fishery.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 March 2020
MSC Client Action Plan template v1.0
Description: This optional template is for fishery clients to use to develop their Client Action Plans.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Surveillance Announcement Template v2.1
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when formally announcing annual surveillance activities.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
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