Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Combined with another assessment
Certified since : 
20 May 2010
Certificate expires : 
28 Apr 2021

Assessments

The MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. More about how the standard is used, what is assessed and the process.

Interested in contributing as a stakeholder? See how you can engage with a fishery assessment.

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Surveillance report 16 Aug 2019 1 files
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template 26 Jun 2019 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 08 Jan 2019 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Oct 2018 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (124.75 Kb) 26 Jun 2019
  • Re-Assessment (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification announcement 29 Oct 2015 1 files
    Public certification report 29 Oct 2015 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination announcement 06 Oct 2015 1 files
    Final report and determination 29 Sep 2015 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 11 Aug 2015 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 11 Aug 2015 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Nov 2014 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 17 Apr 2014 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 04 Apr 2014 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 03 Apr 2014 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 03 Apr 2014 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 22 Apr 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Change of Conformity Assessment Body PDF (33.99 Kb) 01 Apr 2014

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 18 Aug 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 Aug 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Oct 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 08 Jan 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Sep 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 11 Dec 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 28 Jun 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 15 Aug 2016 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 05 Mar 2013 1 files
    Public certification announcement 05 Mar 2013 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 24 Jan 2013 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 24 Jan 2013 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2007)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 20 May 2010 5 files
    Public certification announcement 20 May 2010 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other: Client Memorandum of Agreement (APA & BUC) PDF (372.98 Kb) 12 Nov 2010
    Other: Client Memorandum of Agreement (APA & AFDF) PDF (92.67 Kb) 12 Nov 2010
    Other: Extension of scope PDF (63.75 Kb) 12 Nov 2010

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 27 Apr 2010 5 files
    Final report and determination announcement 27 Apr 2010 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 10 Feb 2010 5 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 10 Feb 2010 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 16 Sep 2009 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 16 Apr 2008 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 04 Apr 2008 2 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Stakeholder announcement 09 Oct 2007 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 09 Oct 2009 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Apr 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 24 Jul 2014 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0930 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Apr 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 Jul 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (184.89 Kb) 25 Jun 2013
    Variation Request PDF (190.94 Kb) 25 Jun 2013

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2012)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 24 Apr 2012 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Jul 2012 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other: Notice of fishery and client name change PDF (35.67 Kb) 15 Nov 2012

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2011)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0239 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0238 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0237 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0240 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-0236 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 13 Apr 2011 1 files
    Surveillance report 14 Jul 2011 1 files