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.

Attention

Some units of this fishery are not certified, but are working towards certification as part of the In-Transition to MSC Program

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
    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
    UoC-2399 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31537
    UoC-2398 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 87 (Pacific, Southeast) MSC-F-31530
    UoC-2390 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 31 (Atlantic, Western Central), 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central), 41 (Atlantic, Southwest), 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
    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
  • In-transition to MSC
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2391 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine (FAD and FSC) 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central), 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
  • 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) 2022 12,068
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) 2022 100,562
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2022 167,907

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 13 Feb 2024 1 files