Application for MSC Fisheries Certification

Please complete this application to the best of your ability. If you do not know the answer to a question, simply leave it blank. After submitting your application online, a Program Associate will be in touch to provide you with a free, no-obligation quote and discuss your certification needs.

If you prefer to download a MS-Word version of the application, you may do so here: English and Spanish

Questions? Email [email protected]

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Brief Company/Organization Description

Note: number of vessels owned, number of employees, description of operations, summary of business activities, etc.



Fishery Information

Note: species considered for certification
Common Name Scientific Name Operations
Note: this could be Fishery Aggregation Device (FAD), midwater trawl vs. deepwater trawl, fishery enhancements, mesh size, etc.
In which country/territory (or countries/territories) is your fishery based and flagged?
In which jurisdictions does the fishery operate?
Does the fishery have an observer program?

Additional Information

Which of the following statements BEST represents the level of interest and preparedness (e.g. data collected, capacity, resources, support from government or NGOs, etc.) of your fishery for MSC assessment, and which services SCS can provide (select Yes or No):
1. Fishery is interested in a MSC Fishery Pre-assessment to evaluate fishery performance to inform next steps 1) prior to undertaking an MSC full assessment OR 2) in preparation for a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP).
2. Fishery is highly interested and prepared for Full Assessment for MSC Fishery Certification.
A full assessment for MSC Fishery Certification takes approximately 14-18 months. If you answered "yes" to number 3 above please answer the following questions:
If certification is achieved, do you intend to use the MSC logo?
3. Other (Please describe here)
Fisheries and seafood production may also benefit from FairTrade, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), and Chain of Custody certification for MSC/ASC/Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM). SCS conducts robust work in these schemes and is accredited in these areas. Would you like information on these or any of our other services at SCS?
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