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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

North Sea cod faces ultimate test to assess whether it is sustainable

May 19, 2016

North Sea cod has today entered Marine Stewardship Council assessment - widely regarded as the ultimate test of seafood sustainability.

Bratsk freshwater perch fishery achieves MSC certification

May 19, 2016

Russian small scale inland fishery attains sustainability standard with view to selling ecolabelled perch across European markets.

MSC scholarships awarded for research on small scale fisheries, seaweed aquaculture and tuna stocks

May 16, 2016

Students from South Africa, the USA, and Mexico will use grant funding to conduct original research across different areas of marine science.

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