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All the documents you need to Get MSC certification

These documents are for your first MSC audit. If you are completing a surveillance audit, click here

NOW UPDATED - The key document for MSC Certification - it outlines the simple traceability systems which must be in place in your restaurant.


These systems are designed to ensure that MSC fish is not substituted with non-MSC fish within your business, so the ecolabel is always used against fish which is genuinely from an MSC certified fishery.


Read this document first

3. Training Materials

As part of the requirements, you are required to carry out some staff training. These materials are all you need to ensure staff understand what they need to do:

Full training session!

NEW! Your staff will watch the film, click through slides & complete the quiz all in one online training session. The quiz results are automatically emailed to you, so you have a ready-made record of the training received.


Training Film

Instead of the above, you can run your own training session - you can use this film, then you will need to talk through the MSC requirements, and you should check how well your staff understand, using....

...Print-out training quiz 

Perfect for a staff training session. Includes recording sheet

Quick one-page training 

Perfect for staff with limited responsibility for MSC, for example Front of House

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Wall Chart

A one-pager for the wall, to help remember the basics of the MSC requirements


Once you are confident that the requirements outlined in the Handbook are in place, you can apply to become certified by completing the online application form

4. Audit Checklists

Once your Application Form has been received, you will be contacted to explain whether you need an on-site audit, or whether you can complete the online audit instead. Either way, here is the information you need:

In-Person Audits:


Here's a simple checklist of everything that will be checked by the Group Manager during the visit

The ROC Group Online Audit Form:

If you are eligable to complete an online audit, Simply complete the questions and upload the photos requested to an online form

Your answers are automatically saved when you click to the next page using something magic called cookies, so you can return to the form, for up to 4 weeks, as long as you use the same computer.

Submit the form online when you are finished


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