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 Benchmarking and Tracking tool brochure
Description: An introduction to the Benchmarking and Tracking Tool (BMT) which allows a fishery to benchmark the environmental performance of a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 09 December 2015
The MSC definition of a credible FIP
Description: The MSC believes Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) must be transparent and demonstrate measurable improvement. This document lists criteria for credibility.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 17 September 2015
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 Benchmarking and Tracking tool - Excel spreadsheet for Salmon fisheries
Description: Use this Excel spreadsheet to generate BMT dashboards and reports for salmon fisheries

Language: English
Date of Issue: 09 December 2014
MSC Benchmarking and Tracking Tool guidance document
Description: Full guidance for the use of the MSC Benchmarking and Tracking tool which allows to measure the progress of Fishery Improvements against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 11 August 2014
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