On 3 May 2016 Marine certification LLC received the official status of the ASI accredited certification body. Therefore, our company has gained the right to perform certification activities on fishery and chain of custody assessment under the system of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as well as the chain of custody assessment under the system of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), and to issue relevant certificates. The scope of the accreditation obtained is worldwide.
The accreditation process took almost three years. However, having been accredited, Marine certification LLC has become the first certification body in Russia and eighth one in the world, whose scope of accreditation allows operating in any country both with fisheries and chains of custody.
The plans of our company include the active promotion of services on MSC certification in developing countries, including in Asia, South America, Middle East, Africa and Oceania.
Besides the geographical expansion, we do not intend to focus only on the MSC program and further plan to extend the scope of certification services proposed to other schemes, including ASC, GSTC (sustainable tourism), RSB (sustainable biofuel) and others.
Among first clients who will be issued the MSC certificates by our company are Bratsk reservoir perch fishery and the chain of custody on perch fillet production by ZAO Fishery Enterprise (Saint-Petersburg) associated with this fishery.
We would like to thank everybody who has provided us with assistance and help during the accreditation process and invite all current and potential partners to further cooperation.