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 Checklist and Reporting Template v4.2
Description: Temporarily removed as errors have been identified and are being fixed. Please discard any downloaded copies and await MSC notification before adopting this version.

Language: English
Version: 4.2
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 November 2022
MSC Chain of Custody Group Checklist and Reporting Template v4.2
Description: Temporarily removed as errors have been identified and are being fixed. Please discard any downloaded copies and await MSC notification before adopting this version.

Language: English
Version: 4.1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 01 November 2022
MSC Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies Practices and Measures Template v1.02
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: 1.02
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
MSC Variation Request Form - Fisheries v1.1
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: 1.1
Date of issue: 26 October 2022
Date effective: 26 October 2022
MSC ECert database user manual for CABs Chain of Custody v12.0
Language: English
Version: 12
Date of issue: 27 September 2019
Date effective: 27 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 Pre-Audit Checklist v2
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies prepare for a Chain of Custody audit.

Language: English
Version: 2
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
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
Date of issue: 29 April 2019
Date effective: 28 September 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
Date of issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 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: 2.1
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: 1.1
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
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: 1.2
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: 2.1
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
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
Date of issue: 22 March 2018
Date effective: 22 March 2018
MSC Seafood Sampling Procedure v1.1
Description: Auditors may be required to take small samples of seafood or seafood products during consumer-facing site visits.

Language: English
Date of issue: 12 June 2015
Date effective: 11 June 2015
MSC use of Risk-Based Framework (RBF) form 2011
Description: Use of the Risk-Based Framework (RBF) in a fishery assessment form

Language: English
Date of issue: 30 March 2011
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