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Get Certified! Chain of Custody

All certified companies are now required to transition to the new version of the Chain of Custody Standard at their next audit.

MSC Chain of Custody Standard version 4.0 becomes effective

Benefits of MSC certification

Demand for traceable, sustainably caught seafood is increasing worldwide. Choosing MSC Chain of Custody certification offers buyer and customer assurance.

How can I get chain of custody certified?

An overview of the key stages to MSC Chain of Custody certification.

After certification

What your business needs to know and do after certification to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard.

Contact us

Call or email the relevant MSC representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

Certificate Holder Resources

Information on ecolabel use, sourcing under assessment fish, reporting changes, FAQs, and MSC policy

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MSC Chain of Custody Standard

The MSC Chain of Custody Standard reassures buyers and makes sure that the ecolabel is only displayed on sustainable seafood from an MSC certified fishery.

Updated Chain of Custody Program

Summary of changes to the MSC Chain of Custody Standard for seafood traceability, reviewed and revised in 2014-2015.

Get Certified! Chain of Custody guides

Printable introductory guides outlining the MSC Chain of Custody Standard and its benefits for different types of organisations.

Latest news

Scottish North Sea haddock remains MSC certified

Mar 17, 2017

The Scottish North Sea haddock fishery is still MSC certified due to strong management.

Poole Harbour fishermen progress with goal for certification double-whammy

Mar 16, 2017

Poole Harbour fishermen are a step closer to their world-first goal after entering the MSC comprehensive full assessment process.

MSC seeks stakeholder input on sustainable fishing and traceability standards

Mar 15, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders.

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