Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
08 Dec 2021
Certificate expires : 
11 Jul 2027

Overview

Fisheries are composed of one or more parts, each of which is entitled to receive an MSC certificate. These parts or “units” are defined by their target stock(s), fishing gear type(s) and if relevant vessel type(s), and the fishing fleets or groups of vessels.

When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries

Units of Certification & Certificate Information

  • Certified
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-2401 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31537 MSC-F-31556 MSC-F-31558
    UoC-2393 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern) MSC-F-31556 MSC-F-31558
    UoC-2399 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31537 MSC-F-31556 MSC-F-31558
    UoC-2390 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central), 47 (Atlantic, Southeast) MSC-F-31558
    UoC-2400 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31537 MSC-F-31556 MSC-F-31558
    UoC-2396 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 87 (Pacific, Southeast) MSC-F-31530 MSC-F-31537 MSC-F-31556 MSC-F-31558
  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification)
    UoC-2395 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern) Withdrawn
    UoC-2394 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern) Withdrawn

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2018 54,759
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) 2018 256,765
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2018 80,900

Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.

Eligibility, client groups and vessel lists

A fishery may choose to define the members of the fishery certificate. These members can be vessels or other client group members (e.g. companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle certified product covered within the fishery certificate scope). Please refer to the fishery certificate statement on additional product specific eligibility criteria (e.g. product eligibility limitations, eligibility date, exclusive points of landing and the point where Chain of Custody certificate is required). Please consult the fishery Public Certification Report for product eligibility rationale.

Documents Published on Files
Vessel List 28 Jul 2022 1 files