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1 The best environmental choice in seafood Disclaimer If any interpretive issues arise in relation to the issues covered in these presentations, the text of the English MSC Scheme Documents will prevail in all instances. The MSC is not responsible for any issues arising to any parties as a result of consulting these presentations. If you are unsure of any details on any of the subjects covered, please consult the relevant MSC scheme documents or contact the MSC at MSC Executive September 2011

2 The best environmental choice in seafood Product not on site & Under MSC- assessment fish Nicolas Viart Product Integrity Manager September 2011

3 The best environmental choice in seafood Learning Objectives To know how to conduct an audit when the product is not on- site To understand the concept of under-MSC assessment fish

4 The best environmental choice in seafood Agenda Objectives Product not on site Under-MSC-assessment fish

5 The best environmental choice in seafood Product not on-site

6 The best environmental choice in seafood Product not-on-site What would you do in this situation? How could rigorous checks be carried out?

7 The best environmental choice in seafood On-site evaluation – product not on-site Product not on-site: – Collect evidence – Collect evidence of the system in operation for similar products Same non-certified species Similar looking species – Assess if the system is robust to comply with CoC standard when certified fish is handled Suppliers not known BD1.2.3 – client must inform CAB within 10 days of their 1 st delivery

8 The best environmental choice in seafood Under-MSC assessment- Fish

9 The best environmental choice in seafood 2 important concepts Eligibility date Under-MSC- assessment fish

10 The best environmental choice in seafood Eligibility dates: concept may Seafood caught on or after the eligibility date but before the date of certification of the fishery may be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel => Once fishery is certified, supply chain operators are allowed to use the ecolabel on products caught before the fishery is certified

11 The best environmental choice in seafood Target Eligibility Date Assessment Certification Target Eligibility Date Under-MSC-assessment seafood

12 The best environmental choice in seafood Target and Actual Eligibility Dates Target Eligibility Date – Determined at beginning of fishery assessment – Kept under review – Once fishery certified it becomes the… Actual Eligibility Date – Determined in the Public Certification Report different – Can be different from the Target Eligibility Date

13 The best environmental choice in seafood Target ED and Actual ED Actual Eligibility Date Assessment Certification Target Eligibility Date The client must understand the risk that the AED might be different from the TED Seafood eligible to use MSC-ecolabel Seafood not eligible Certification

14 The best environmental choice in seafood Chain of Custody implications

15 The best environmental choice in seafood Under-MSC-assessment fish Definition: – Under-MSC- assessment fish: fish harvested in a fishery under assessment on or after the target eligibility date

16 The best environmental choice in seafood Chain of Custody Requirements CoCCM v7 introduced notion of – Under-MSC-assessment fish Present in sections – AA – definition – – – – – – – BD3

17 The best environmental choice in seafood Chain of Custody implications certain defined Only certain defined companies can list under-MSC-assessment fish in scope Fish can move along the supply chain until a certain point Photo: Takeaway

18 The best environmental choice in seafood Who can list UMA seafood? VesselTraderProcessorStorage Wholesaler 1 st point of preservation Beforeor 1 step afteror at Wholesaler

19 The best environmental choice in seafood Who can list UMA seafood? or Companies that are before, at or 1 step after the 1 st point of preservation Preservation = process that allows long term conservation of seafood 1 st point of preservation can be a vessel

20 The best environmental choice in seafood Auditing Under-MSC-Assessment Seafood CAB verifies – Eligibility of operator – Traceability and segregation system (supplier name & CoC code, date of capture …) – Fish caught on or after eligibility date – UMA fish is labelled with supplier name and date of capture – UMA fish is referred to on invoices – Products not labelled as UMA fish

21 The best environmental choice in seafood Auditing Under-MSC-Assessment Fish Actual Eligibility Date Assessment Target Eligibility Date Fish eligible to use the MSC- ecolabel Fish not eligible Certification

22 The best environmental choice in seafood When fishery becomes certified Actual eligibility date is announced on or after UMA fish caught on or after actual eligibility date is automatically reclassified as MSC- certified fish on or after All companies in the supply chain can apply ecolabel to products caught on or after actual eligibility date Newly certified fish appear on MSC website

23 The best environmental choice in seafood Certificate Company complies with all CoC requirements. Certificate is issued with a Under-MSC- assessment schedule withdrawn CoC certificate can be withdrawn if a critical nonconformity is found Company and scope recorded on MSC database Company appears on MSC website

24 The best environmental choice in seafood Questions & Answers Questions?

25 The best environmental choice in seafood Exercise!

26 The best environmental choice in seafood Thank you Please send comments, queries, suggestions to:


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