bio.inspecta’s Centre for Seafood Certification is a company providing inspection and certification services for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and MSC Chain of Custody. We offer MSC and ASC pre-assessments, full assessments and surveillance audits as well as Chain of Custody assessments and certification. Our service portfolio includes assessments of fisheries and farms entering into improvement projects in an effort to achieve ongoing sustainable practices. We support the seafood industry with high-quality audits, helping them to develop sustainably and strengthen commercial market position. Quality, reliability and customer benefit are at the core of our comprehensive range of services.

bio.inspecta’s approach to sustainability assessments is based on our four core values: 

IMPACT. We are an impact-driven organisation… 

with a vision for a trusted and responsible seafood industry that is committed to maintaining healthy aquatic environments and the communities that depend on them

and a mission to empower the seafood industry to demonstrate trusted environmental and socially responsible seafood production and procurement practices.

QUALITY. An unwavering commitment to the robust implementation of the Marine and Aquaculture Stewardship Councils and Chain of Custody standards. We pride ourselves on scientific rigour, governance, and stakeholder and client engagement. Our clients can have confidence that their certification achievement will be rewarded with a reputation for impartiality, quality and unquestionable integrity. 

PROFESSIONALISM. We value the commitment and collective effort of clients and stakeholders to ensure responsible and sustainable seafood production. We are steadfast in our role with a dedicated team to ensure the best use of clients time and money. Our utmost professionalism means our clients receive transparent and timely communications, clarity and commitment to timelines, the provision of tools to assist the assessment process and quality stakeholder engagement. 

CARE. Based on our care for the seafood industry and the environment and communities it operates in, we take a holistic approach that encompasses our clients, stakeholders, staff and broader team spread all over the world. To us, caring means collaboration on maximum value and being responsive to the unique needs of every individual client delivering attentive service throughout the certification cycle, not just at assessment events. You can be assured we care about you being rewarded for your investment in responsible and sustainable seafood.  

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Accreditation means the formal recognition of the technical and organizational competence of an authority to execute a specific service as described in the scope of accreditation.

Accreditation is a confidence building measure which allows authorities, economy and society to judge if testing, inspection or certification bodies (conformity assessment bodies) fulfill specific tasks with the demanded high reliability.

bio.inspecta AG is an accredited inspection and certification body in accordance with ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17065. All of the company’s activities are therefore under the supervision of the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS) of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).