2015 Chain of Custody Program Changes

The MSC periodically reviews all schemes following the policy development process, in close contact and consultation with stakeholders.

Following the 2014 Chain of Custody Program Review, MSC’s Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and Board of Trustees (BoT) approved the release of updated General Certification Requirements, Chain of Custody Certification Requirements, and Chain of Custody Standard.

The updated MSC scheme documents were issued on 20 February 2015 and will become effective on 1 September 2015.

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Chain of Custody Program Changes

  1. New version of the CoC standard
  2. Under MSC-Assessment Fish (UMAF) review
  3. New standard for consumer facing operators (food service)
  4. New version of the CoC certification requirements

For more information on work described below, check the improvement database or contact us at standards@msc.org.