Chain of Custody certification ensures that companies selling certified seafood have identification, segregation and traceability processes and procedures in place. With a complex international supply chains for many seafood products, substitution and mislabelling of seafood is a globally-recognised issue. The Chain of Custody Standard is a traceability and segregation standard that is applicable to the full supply chain from a certified farm to the product carrying the ASC logo.
Each company in the supply chain handling or selling an ASC certified product must have a valid Chain of Custody certificate. This assures consumers and seafood-buyers that ASC labelled products come from a certified responsible farm.
We use the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard to verify the origin of seafood sold as ASC certified. This process benefits companies that handle both ASC and MSC certified seafood by allowing them to do a combined audit, although separate certificates are issued