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Between the ocean and your plate, fish and seafood products may pass through many stages. Supply chains can be very complicated. The MSC Chain of Custody Standard ensures that products from MSC certified sustainable fisheries are traceable and separated from non-certified products

For products to carry the blue MSC label, every company in the supply chain must have a valid Chain of Custody certificate. To be certified, businesses are audited by independent certification bodies.

What is assessed?

There are five key principles that every company must meet to achieve certification.

Different businesses, different needs

Our Chain of Custody Standard is updated every three years, check out our supply chain certification guide for more information.