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 Variation Request Form - Fisheries 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 Fisheries-applicable requirement in any of the MSC program documents.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 25 March 2020
Date effective: 25 March 2020
MSC ECert database user manual for CABs Chain of Custody v12.0
Language: English
Version: 12.00
Date of issue: 27 September 2019
Date effective: 27 September 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 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
MSC Use of the Risk-Based Framework (RBF) in a Fishery Assessment Form v3.01
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: 3.01
Date of issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Client Document Checklist v2.01
Description: This document contains is a breakdown of core information required for all fisheries assessments.

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Fishery Announcement Template v2.01
Description: This form details the information required from conformity assessment bodies (CABs) when formally announcing the entry of a fishery into assessment or into re-assessment.

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 February 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 Risk-Based Framework RBF Worksheets v2.04
Description: Assessment team members should use this spreadsheet to enter data about fishery under assessment.

Language: English
Version: 2.04
Date of issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC Fishery Assessment Scoring Worksheet (including versions for enhanced bivalves and salmon) v2.01
Description: MSC Fisheries Assessment Scoring Worksheets, V2.01

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v2.01
Description: This document provides guidance on the pre-assessment (PA) of fisheries against the MSC fisheries standard and its operational interpretation, the Fisheries Certification Requirements (FCR).

Language: English
Version: 2.01
Date of issue: 17 December 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC Unit of Certification traceability template
Language: English
Date of issue: 01 July 2016
MSC Audit Personnel Code of Conduct v1
Description: All fishery assessment team leaders, team members, CAB lead auditors, CoC auditors and group CoC auditors have an obligation to maintain the integrity of the MSC Program by observing the following code of conduct.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 14 January 2013
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