Standards

 

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:

Office address:
Nieuwekade 9
3511 RV  Utrecht
The Netherlands

email: standards@asc-aqua.org

Phone: +31 30 230 5929

Overview ASC Documents

Overview of all current ASC Certification Standards Documents

Quick Start Guide

ASC Quick Start Guide
ASC Quick Start Guide (Dutch)*
ASC Quick Start Guide (German)
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ASC Quick Start Guide (Spanish)*
ASC Quick Start Guide (Portuguese)*

Standards

ASC Abalone Standard
ASC Abalone Audit Manual
ASC Abalone Audit Preparation Checklist

ASC Bivalve Standard
ASC Bivalve Audit Manual
ASC Bivalve Audit Manual (Spanish)*
ASC Bivalve Audit Preparation Checklist
ASC Bivalve Audit Preparation Checklist (Portuguese)*

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 Shrimp Standard
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual (Spanish)*
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual (Portuguese)*
ASC Shrimp 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.



 

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