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

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.

Please note that this assessment covers the re-assessment of fisheries previously assessed separately and combines the following

Alaska flatfish - Gulf of Alaska  

Alaska flatfish - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Dec 2021 1 files
    Public certification report 17 Dec 2020 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 17 Dec 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 19 Nov 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 19 Nov 2020 1 files
  • Re-Assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2215 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2211 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2216 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2212 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2217 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2210 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2213 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2218 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2219 Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2220 Southern rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2214 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 17 Dec 2020 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 17 Dec 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (124.75 Kb) 15 Oct 2019

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination 19 Nov 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 19 Nov 2020 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 30 Jan 2020 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 30 Jan 2020 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 26 Nov 2019 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 16 May 2019 1 files

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 16 May 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Timeline 22 Apr 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2215 Alaska plaice (Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2211 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2216 Arrow-tooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2212 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2217 Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2210 Kamchatka flounder (Atheresthes evermanni) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2213 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2218 Northern rock sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2219 Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2220 Southern rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2214 Yellowfin sole (Limanda aspera) Trawls - Bottom trawls 61 (Pacific, Northwest), 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Dec 2021 1 files