To support our stakeholders with the transition to Version 3, we are providing a range of webinars and workshops, along with more guidance on this page. A full overview of Version 3, including the standard and supporting documents is available here.

v3 timeline

Current certificate holders

Current certificate holders Facilities currently certified under V2.0 of the Factory Standard will have 1 year from the effective date of 1st May 2024 to understand and apply the revisions. If you are a certificate holder and your re-certification or annual surveillance audit falls between 1st May 2024 and 1st May 2025, you can choose to continue with Version 2.0 or apply for Version 3. However, should the facility not be ready for Version 3 you can continue to be certified against Version 2. 

After 1 May 2024, you will be required at your next audit (annual surveillance or re-certification) to be audited and certified against the new Version 3.0 Factory Standard.

New applicants to the Factory Standard

New applicants to the Factory Standard will have 6 months from the release of the new version of the Standard to understand updates and requirements until Version 3 becomes effective on 1st May 2024. Between 1st February 2024 and 30th April 2024, MarinTrust will not accept new applications against Version 2.0 of the Factory Standard. After 1st May 2024, MarinTrust will accept new applications and pass them on to an approved Certification Body to conduct an audit of the facility(ies) to the requirements of this new version of the Factory Standard. Applications to Version 2.0 of the Factory Standard submitted after 1st May 2024 will not be permitted.

Webinars and Workshops

We are hosting a series of online workshops to assist and prepare you for the upcoming MarinTrust V3 Factory Standard. These events provide attendees with practical information on Version 3 and allow feedback. Here is the recording of the first workshop, for Spanish-speaking audiences:

And here is a recording of a workshop for English-speaking audiences:

Below is the full schedule of upcoming webinars and workshops, plus the opportunity to register.

EventLocation and languageTime zonesConfirmed date
Webinar: Certificate holders

Latin and Central America


4pm Chile-Argentina / 2pm Peru-Ecuador-Panamá / 3pm El Salvador / 1pm Mexico14 December 2023

Webinar: Certificate holders



9am-10.30am GMT (London) / 4pm Thailand/Vietnam / 2.30pm India24 January 2024

Webinar: Certificate holders



4pm-5.30pm GMT (London) / 5pm Europe / 8am PST / 10am CST / 11am EST/Peru24 January 2024
Fishery assessor training



10am GMT26 February 2024
Auditor training (1)

Latin America


8am Peru / 10am Chile / 2pm UK18-19 March 2024
Auditor training (2)



9am UK / 10am Europe / 10am South Africa11-12 April 2024
Auditor training (3)



9:30am China / 8:30am Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia / 7am India / 8:30pm Peru15-16 April 2024