Capture Fisheries Standard (CFS)

The CFS is currently under revision. Please visit our revision page to learn more and participate in the public consultation.

CFS Overview





Price and Premium Information

Requirements for Certificate Scope

Changes to Certificate Scope Procedure

Multiple Ingredient Product Policy

Temporary Authorization to Trade Policy

Unannounced Audit Policy

Change of Conformity Assessment Body Policy

Change of Conformity Assessment Body Request Form

Seafood Program Assurance Manual

Exceptions Policy

Exception Request Form

Supporting guidance

Productivity and Susceptibility Analysis

Guidance for Workspace Safety

Guidance for Determining Scope Under the Capture Fisheries Standard

Guidance on Required Trainings

Guidance for the Resource Management Section of the Capture Fisheries Standard

CFS Compliance Tracking Tool

Trade Standard Summary for Certificate Holders

Guidance on the Requirements of the Trade Standard for Multi-Scope Entitiesalso Certified to the Capture Fisheries Standard

How we set and revise our standards

Standards development and revision

In accordance with ISEAL, the standard will be reviewed at least every five years and is currently under revision.

Handling complaints

To submit a formal complaint against the Fair Trade standard-setting process, or to see how we handle complaints, download our Procedural Complaints Policy (in English, en Español).

Legacy standards

Any time we update our standards, we will give our partners a transition period to comply with any new changes. During that time, both old and new versions of the standard will be available online.

Need to report an issue?

If something isn't right, we want to address it. Anyone can report an issue or access our Complaints Procedure at the link below.