First consultation (March-April 2017)

Start date: 01 March 2017
End date: 30 April 2017


The purpose of this consultation is to collect stakeholder input on the first draft of the MSC Mass Balance Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard, including how it can be effectively aligned with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Feed Standard.

Consultation Documentation

Potential interactions with other work

This development interacts with the Chain of Custody (CoC) Program Review 2018 as well as work on Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing. 

Next Steps

A consultation feedback report presenting all feedback received during the consultation period will be published on this website after the consultation closes and respondents informed. Comments will not be attributed to their author.

During the consultation period MSC and ASC will host webinars and a workshop in March 2017. Consultation feedback and proposed revisions will be presented to the Technical Advisory Board Working Group in July 2017. A further round of public consultation on the revised draft will be carried out in August and September 2017.

Further Information

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Consultation documents

The following supporting documents are available for this consultation.