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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

New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery certified as sustainable

Aug 17, 2017

The Talley’s New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified as sustainable. Over 50% of New Zealand's seafood catch is now MSC certified.

MSC scholarships to help fund research in East Africa and Kenya

Aug 16, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is proud to announce the winners of the latest round of its scholarship program.

Final determination on assessment of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific tuna fishery

Aug 04, 2017

An independent adjudicator has upheld the third party assessment of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific tuna fishery determining that it meets the MSC standard.

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