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Get Certified! Chain of Custody

By buying and selling MSC certified seafood you’re supporting sustainable fishing practices, allowing customers to make positive choices and securing seafood supplies for the future.

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 MSC ecolabel

Show your customers that your fish comes from a certified sustainable source by using the MSC ecolabel 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

MSC and ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners

Jun 24, 2015

The MSCand ASC have signed a MOU furthering their collaboration and commitment to find additional efficiencies and added value for partners.

MSC publishes key research which informed review of its Fisheries Standard

Jun 22, 2015

New research published in the MSC Science Series highlights the importance of understanding spatial structure and connectivity of meta-population fisheries.

MSC receives award from Spanish society for Marine Sciences

Jun 18, 2015

Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos (SAO), the Spanish society for Marine Sciences, has recognised the MSC with the "Oceans Award" (Galardón Océanos).

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