Certifier : 
q.inspecta GmbH
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
25 Aug 2015
Certificate expires : 
24 Feb 2026


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-1039 Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) Trawls - Bottom trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31422
    UoC-0699 Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31422

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) 2022 3,442.5

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 14 Jun 2022 1 files

About this Fishery

Blue grenadier / hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book

Blue grenadier – also known as hoki – live in the waters off southern Australia, from New South Wales to Western Australia, including around the coast of Tasmania. They live up to 25 years, reaching a maximum size of around 110cm in length and 6kg in weight.

Blue grenadier are bottom-dwelling deepwater fish, caught mainly by trawling. The fishery is one of Australia's most commercially important. The fish is sold as fresh fillets, but is also used in many processed fish products, including McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish burgers in Australia.

Fish stocks are well managed, and the fishery is implementing measures to reduce the number of seal deaths.

Market Information

Blue grenadier is sold in Australia and exported, usually frozen or in processed fish products.