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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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 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
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
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
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
MSC Chain of Custody Group Pre-Audit Checklist v1
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies get certified and understand the intended outcomes of all certification principles under the MSC Chain of Custody Standard: Group version.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 20 August 2015
Date effective: 19 August 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Consumer-Facing Organisation Pre-Audit Checklist v1
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
Date of Issue: 20 August 2015
Date effective: 19 August 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Single and Multi-site Pre-Audit Checklist v1
Description: The pre-audit checklist helps companies understand the intended outcomes of all certification principles under the MSC Default Chain of Custody Standard.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 12 August 2015
Date effective: 11 August 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 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 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
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
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