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-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
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
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 Notice of Objection Form v2.0
Description: This template is for stakeholders to object to the Final Draft Report and determination of a certifier. The v2.0 template is for a fishery assessment that is being conducted under the Fisheries Certification Requirements v2.0.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of issue: 08 October 2014
Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template v1
Description: MSC Annual Pre-Assessment Reporting Template

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 08 October 2014
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 Contact Details Submission Form V.1
Description: This form details the information required from CABs when submitting the contact details to the MSC.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 14 January 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 Fishery Assessment Scoring Worksheet v1
Description: Fishery Assessment Scoring Worksheet version 1

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of issue: 04 November 2011
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
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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