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 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 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 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 Review of Information Template v2.1
Description: This template details the information required from Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) when creating the Surveillance Review of Information statement.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Client Document Checklist v2.1
Description: This document details the core information required to be provided by fisheries entering MSC assessment.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 September 2020
MSC Fishery Announcement Template v2.1
Description: This form details the information required from conformity assessment bodies (CABs) when formally announcing the entry of a fishery into assessment or into reassessment.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
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
MSC Technical Consultants Register Requirements and Guidance v1.21
Description: The MSC technical consultants register requirements and guidance.

Language: English
Version: 1.21
Date of issue: 01 March 2020
MSC ITM Action Plan Reporting Template
Description: This template is to be used by fisheries engaged in the In-Transition to MSC (ITM) Program Pilot to record improvement actions and monitor their progress according to planned milestones.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 01 January 2020
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
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 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
MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) v3.0
Description: Our Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) allows users to benchmark the performance of a fishery or Fishery Improvement Project against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Language: English
Version: 3.00
Date of issue: 31 July 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 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 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
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