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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 Section SE Reporting Template v1.1
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: 1.1
Date of issue: 01 May 2023
Date effective: 01 May 2023
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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 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 Derogation 3 - Covid-19 Fishery and Chain of Custody Remote Auditing v5
Language: English
Version: 5
Date of issue: 26 February 2021
Date effective: 28 March 2023
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MSC Derogation 7 - Chain of Custody Labour Audit Risk Revision
Language: English
Date of issue: 26 February 2021
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MSC In-Transition to MSC (ITM) Progress Verification Reporting template v1.1
Description: For use with ITM Program Requirements and Guidance - Pilot v1.1 and MSC Fisheries Standard v2.01
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 v1.1
Description: Details the information required from CABs when verifying the eligibility of a fishery that wishes to enter the ITM program pilot. For use with ITM Program Requirements and Guidance - Pilot v1.1 and MSC Fisheries Standard v2.01
Language: English
Version: 1.1
Date of issue: 09 December 2020
Date effective: 09 December 2020
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