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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

Marine Stewardship Council appoints Eric Critchlow as new U.S. Program Director

Aug 19, 2016

MSC has appointed Eric Critchlow as the new U.S. Program Director. Eric will be based in the MSC US headquarters in Seattle.

Gloucester fishermen achieve sustainability certification for Acadian Redfish, Haddock and Pollock

Aug 18, 2016

The US Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries have achieved certification to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

MSC certified sustainable seafood now in Colorado restaurants

Aug 18, 2016

Colorado restaurants Bamboo Sushi, To the Wind Bistro and Pub 17 on Welton Street, Wild Standard and Terra Bistro now serving MSC certified sustainable seafood.

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