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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

Sustainable fishing in developing countries gets boost from Dutch Postcode Lottery

Feb 07, 2017

‘Fish for Good’ project will work with fishers, communities and local partners to map the sustainability of fisheries and provide tools and support.

First Finnish fishery enters MSC assessment

Feb 02, 2017

The Baltic herring and sprat fishery represents more than 90% Finland’s marine catch.

MSC launches 2017 scholarship program

Feb 01, 2017

The MSC invites students to apply for £4,000 grant for scientific research into sustainable fishing or seafood markets.

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