Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
24 Nov 2017
Certificate expires : 
22 May 2023

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-1481 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30004
    UoC-1482 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30004
  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2803 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2804 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) 2021 685
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2021 24
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) 2021 40
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2021 246

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.

Market Information

The vessels under the client group deliver 100% of their catches to StarKist factory in Pago Pago under a Tuna Supply Agreement. 100% of the finished products produced from this fish is shipped and sold to the US market.