Standards

 

Find below the latest versions of the available Standards and the Quick Start Guide for farmers, supply chain actors and conformity assessment bodies (CABs).

All ASC standards are managed in compliance with the ISEAL Standard Setting Code and ASC Standard Setting Procedure.  

For all inquiries and feedback on any of the ASC standards, please fill in the form and send it to the Standards and Certification Team at:

Office address:
HNK, Weg der Verenigde Naties 1
3527 KT Utrecht
The Netherlands

email: standards@asc-aqua.org

Phone: +31 30 239 3110

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)
*
ASC Quick Start Guide (Spanish)*
ASC Quick Start Guide (Portuguese)*
ASC Quick Start Guide (Japanese 日本語)*

Standards

ASC Abalone Standard v1.0
ASC Abalone Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Abalone Audit Preparation Checklist

ASC Bivalve Standard v1.0
ASC Bivalve Standard v1.0 (Japanese 日本語)*
ASC Bivalve Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Bivalve Audit Manual v1.0 (日本語)*
ASC Bivalve Audit Manual v1.0 (Espanol)*
ASC Bivalve Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0
ASC Bivalve Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0 (日本語)*
ASC Bivalve Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0 (Portuguese)*

ASC Freshwater Trout Standard v1.0
ASC Freshwater Trout Standard v1.0 (Dansk)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Manual v1.0 (Dansk)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Manual v1.0 (Espanol)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0 (Deutsch)*
ASC Freshwater Trout Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0 (Portuguese)*

ASC Pangasius Standard v1.0
ASC Pangasius Standard v1.0 (Vietnamese)*
ASC Pangasius Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Pangasius Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0
ASC Pangasius Better Management Practices Manual
ASC Pangasius Better Management Practices Manual (Vietnamese)*

ASC Salmon Standard v1.0
ASC Salmon Standard v1.0 (日本語)*
ASC Salmon Standard v1.1 (clean version)
ASC Salmon Standard v1.1 (showing changes from v1.0)
ASC Salmon Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Salmon Audit Manual v1.0 (Espanol)*
ASC Salmon Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0

ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard v1.0
ASC Seriola and Cobia Standard v1.0 (日本語)*
ASC Seriola and Cobia Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Seriola and Cobia Audit Manual v1.0 (日本語)*

ASC Shrimp Standard v1.0
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual v1.0(Espanol)*
ASC Shrimp Audit Manual v1.0 (Portuguese)*
ASC Shrimp Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0

ASC Tilapia Standard v1.0
ASC Tilapia Standard v1.0 (Mandarin)*
ASC Tilapia Standard v1.1 (clean version)
ASC Tilapia Standard v1.1 (showing changes from v1.0)
ASC Tilapia Audit Manual v1.0
ASC Tilapia Audit Manual v1.0 (Mandarin)*
ASC Tilapia Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0
ASC Tilapia Audit Preparation Checklist v1.0 (Portuguese)*
ASC Tilapia Better Management Practices Manual
v1.0
ASC Tilapia Better Management Practices Manual v1.0 (Mandarin)*

Interim Solution for marine raw material requirements 

*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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