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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 around the world. 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

Partner Release: New Blue Harbor Fish Co.™ brand provides sustainably-caught, premium quality albacore tuna

Jul 22, 2016

Blue Harbor Fish Co. is committed to offering the highest-quality Albacore Tuna from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries in the South Pacific.

Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC certified

Jul 22, 2016

Western Australia deep sea Crystal crabs now eligible to carry MSC ecolabel

MSC to seek stakeholder input on enhanced requirements for labour practices

Jul 20, 2016

The MSC will be consulting stakeholders on enhanced requirements for labour practices.

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