Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
17 Dec 2020
Certificate expires : 
16 Dec 2025

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-2215 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2211 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2216 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2212 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2217 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2210 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2213 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2218 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2219 Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2220 Southern rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491
    UoC-2214 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast) MSC-F-31491

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) 2021 5,735
Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) 2021 8,496
Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus) 2021 116
Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) 2021 13,864
Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) 2021 106,284
Southern rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata) 2021 25
Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) 2021 12,791
Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) 2021 12,948

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.