Certificate Code: A unique identifier associated with different components of a fishery. Clicking on a Certificate Code will download the Certificate file that contains the detailed scope of the certification.
Certifier: Body that performs conformity assessment services for fisheries against the MSC Standard during certification process.
Gear Type: Method used to capture the target species.
MSC UoC Number: Unique identifier used only by this website to assist users in seeing the same Units of Assessment/Units of Certification across different pages and tables.
Species: Those species which have been assessed under Principle 1 of the MSC Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing for an individual fishery. Presented as 'Common name (scientific name)' throughout the site.
Status (Units of Certification): Individual Units of Assessment/Units of Certification within a single fishery are assigned a status related to their assessment against the MSC Standard.
Certified: Has a valid MSC Certificate.
In Assessment: Undergoing assessment against the MSC Standard.
Suspended: MSC certification temporarily invalid.
Withdrawn: No longer in the program.
Not certified: Did not meet the MSC Standard.
Units of Assessment: The target stock(s) combined with the fishing method/gear and practice (including vessel type/s) pursuing that stock, and any fleets, or groups of vessels, or individual fishing operators or other eligible fishers that are included in an MSC fishery assessment.
Units of Certification: The target stock(s) combined with the fishing method/gear and practice (including vessel/s) pursuing that stock. When the term “unit of certification” is used for fisheries that are in assessment, it refers to the “unit of assessment” or “unit of potential certification”.