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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 ECert database user manual for CABs - Fisheries v9.0
Language: English
Version: 9
Date of issue: 15 November 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 Reduced Reassessment Reporting Template v3.0
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 under FCP v3.0
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Template for Initial Peer Review of Fishery Assessments v3.0
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: 3
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
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MSC RBF Worksheets v3.0
Description: This spreadsheet is for use by Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when the Risk-Based Framework is used in an MSC fishery assessment against FS v3.0 and FCPv3.0/Toolbox v1.0.
Language: English
Version: 3
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Reduced Reassessment Reporting Template v2.3
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 under FCP v2.3.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Surveillance Reporting Template v3.0
Description: This template details the information required required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating the Surveillance Report using FCP v3.0
Language: English
Version: 3
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Reporting Template v1.3
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 v2.3 and FS2.01.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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MSC Notice of Objection Fee Waiver Template v1.0
Description: This template is for stakeholders who have objected to the Final Draft Report and determination of a certifier, to apply to have the objection fee waived. The v1.0 template is to be used with Notice of Objection Template v3.2.
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
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MSC CoC Remote Audit Risk Assessment and Variation form v1.4
Description: MSC CoC Remote Audit Risk Assessment and Variation form v1.4
Language: English
Version: 1.4
Date of issue: 01 April 2022
Date effective: 01 April 2022
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MSC Chain of Custody Labour Self-Assessment Form Guidance
Language: English
Date of issue: 19 August 2021
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MSC Chain of Custody Labour Self-assessment Form v1
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 February 2021
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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: 1.1
Date of issue: 15 December 2020
Date effective: 15 December 2020
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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: 1.1
Date of issue: 09 December 2020
Date effective: 09 December 2020
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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
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MSC Covid-19 derogation risk considerations
Language: English
Date of issue: 13 October 2020
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MSC COVID 19 Additional Guidance for CoC CABs - remote auditing clause-by-clause guide
Language: English
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
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MSC COVID 19 Additional Guidance for CoC CABs - remote auditing v2.0
Language: English
Version: 2
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
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MSC COVID 19 Guidance for CoC holders - remote auditing v2.0
Language: English
Version: 2
Date of issue: 20 May 2020
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