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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

Icelandic capelin enters MSC assessment

May 27, 2016

The Iceland Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) capelin fishery has started Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment

Indian Ocean tuna commission reaches landmark decision on harvest control rules

May 26, 2016

The MSC applauds the decision by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt much needed harvest control rules for skipjack tuna.

Aramark is proud to expand Marine Stewardship Council Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges

May 25, 2016

Aramark expands MSC Certification to 16 Canadian universities and colleges

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