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 Chain of Custody Single and Multi-site Pre-Audit Checklist v2
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies prepare for a Chain of Custody audit.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 29 April 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Group Pre-Audit Checklist v2
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies prepare for a Chain of Custody audit.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 29 April 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Consumer-Facing Organisation Pre-Audit Checklist v2
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies understand the intended outcomes of all certification principles under the MSC Chain of Custody Standard: Consumer-Facing Organisation version.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 29 April 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC-MSCI Vocabulary
Description: This vocabulary defines concepts, terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the MSC and MSCI.

Language: English
Version: 1.20
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Supplementary Requirements for the ASC-MSC Seaweed Algae Program v1.0
Description: Supplementary requirements specific to Chain of Custody audits against the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) program.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 22 March 2018
Date effective: 22 March 2018
MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template
Description: An MSC pre-assessment provides a determination of how a fishery performs against the MSC Standard. This allows for gaps in performance to be outlined.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 08 October 2017
MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool Excel spreadsheet v2.1
Description: Our Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) allows users to benchmark the performance of a fishery or FIP against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 20 September 2015
Chain of Custody Group Checklist Reporting Template v3.01
Description: This checklist is to be used also where the organisation is handling ASC-certified products or any other certified products from schemes that utilise MSC Chain of Custody.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 September 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Single and Multi-Site Checklist Reporting Template v3.01
Description: This checklist has been developed by the MSC for single site and multi-site Chain of Custody (CoC) audits.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 September 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Consumer Facing Organisation CFO Checklist Reporting Template v1.01
Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 September 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015
Partnering for sustainable fisheries guide
Description: A guide for working in partnerships to support MSC certification for small-scale and developing world fisheries.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 05 May 2015
MSC Fishery Improvement Action Plan Template
Description: Template to set out practical actions that will enable your fishery to meet the MSC standard in a specified timeframe.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 05 May 2015
MSC Fishery Improvement Action Plan Overview Template
Description: Overview template to record actions and monitor their progress according to planned milestones.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 05 May 2015
MSC Fishery Improvement Action Plan guidance
Description: A guide for using action plan templates to make fisheries improvements in preparation for MSC certification.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 05 May 2015
MSC Full Assessment Reporting Template Enhanced Bivalves v1.0
Description: The Full Assessment Reporting Template: Enhanced bivalve fisheries (FA Template: BIVALVES).

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 08 April 2015
MSC Full Assessment Reporting Template v2.0
Description: The following reports shall be prepared using the Full Assessment Reporting Template: - Preliminary draft report (PDR), - Peer review draft report (PRDR), - Public comment draft report (PCDR), - Final report (FR) and - Public certification report (PCR).

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 08 October 2014
MSC Full Assessment Reporting Template Salmon v1.0
Description: The Full Assessment Reporting Template: Salmon fisheries (FA Template: SALMON).

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 08 April 2014
MSC Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v1.1
Description: This document provides guidance on the pre-assessment (PA) of fisheries against the MSC fisheries standard and its operational interpretation, the Certification Requirements.

Language: English
Version: 1.10
Date of Issue: 15 October 2013
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 this code of conduct.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 14 January 2013
Date effective: 14 January 2013
MSC Code of Good Practice for technical consultants
Description: Individuals and organisations listed as technical consultants for fishery improvements have signed up to the Code of Good Practice.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 06 September 2011
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