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 v1.2
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 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 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 Notification Report Form v1.2
Description: This form details the information required from CABs when submitting a full assessment Notification Report to the MSC.

Language: English
Version: 1.20
Date of issue: 14 March 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 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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