Find below the latest versions of the available Standards, as well as the Farm Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR) and the Quick Start Guide for farmers, supply chain actors and conformity assessment bodies (CABs).
For all inquiries and feedback on any of the ASC standards, please contact the Standards and Certification Team at:
3511 RV Utrecht
Phone: +31 30 230 5929
Overview ASC Documents
Quick Start Guide
ASC Freshwater Trout Standard
ASC Freshwater Trout Standard (Danish)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Manual
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Manual (Danish)
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist (German)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist (Portuguese)*
ASC Pangasius Standard
ASC Pangasius Standard (Vietnamese)*
ASC Pangasius Audit Manual
ASC Pangasius Audit Preparation Checklist
ASC Pangasius Better Management Practices Manual
ASC Pangasius Better Management Practices Manual (Vietnamese)*
ASC Salmon Standard
ASC Salmon Audit Manual
ASC Salmon Audit Manual (Spanish)*
ASC Salmon Audit Preparation Checklist
ASC Tilapia Standard
ASC Tilapia Standard (Mandarin)*
ASC Tilapia Audit Manual
ASC Tilapia Audit Manual (Mandarin)*
ASC Tilapia Audit Preparation Checklist
ASC Tilapia Audit Preparation Checklist (Portuguese)*
ASC Tilapia Better Management Practices Manual
ASC Tilapia Better Management Practices Manual (Mandarin)*
*These documents are a translation from the original versions produced in English. In case of any dispute or issues due to interpretation of a translation, the English version will be used as the official ASC document
Joint Checklists ASC and GLOBALG.A.P.
To facilitate further audit efficiency for farms seeking multiple certification (to be able to serve clients with varying demands) ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. have co-developed the following joint checklists. The documents below can be used for farms already holding a GLOBALG.A.P. certification that would like add ASC certification.
For Farms already holding ASC certification and also seeking GLOBALG.A.P. certification, the checklists can be found here.
Chain of Custody Certification
More background about ASC's partnership with MSC on Chain of Custody: http://www.msc.org/get-certified/supply-chain/asc-and-msc-chain-of-custody
MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Standard: http://www.msc.org/about-us/standards/chain-of-custody-standard/certification-requirements
Translations of the MSC/ASC Chain of Custody Standard can be found here.