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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.

Use the blue MSC label

Show your customers that your fish comes from a certified sustainable source by using the blue MSC label on packaging, menus or marketing materials.

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

Romantic, sophisticated… and sustainable: Whole Foods first UK retailer to sell MSC certified oysters

Feb 12, 2016

Seafood lovers can show their Valentine that they care about the future of the oceans by serving up MSC certified oysters from Whole Foods Market

First North Atlantic blue whiting fisheries become MSC Certified

Feb 11, 2016

International group fishing for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistious poutassaou) is now certified.

First octopus fishery achieves MSC certification

Feb 11, 2016

A Spanish octopus fishery has become certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

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