Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
01 Jul 2020
Certificate expires : 
31 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.

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Surveillance audit announcement = Open consultation 27 Oct 2022 1 files
    Variation Response 08 Aug 2022 1 files
    Variation Request 05 Aug 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 21 Apr 2022 1 files
    Variation Response 01 Apr 2022 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Variation Response PDF (146.09 Kb) 01 Apr 2022
    Variation Request PDF (326.43 Kb) 31 Mar 2022
    Variation Response PDF (145.56 Kb) 07 Mar 2022
    Variation Response PDF (145.56 Kb) 07 Mar 2022
    Variation Response PDF (145.56 Kb) 07 Mar 2022
    Variation Request PDF (331.27 Kb) 04 Mar 2022
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes to traceability (revised) PDF (324.18 Kb) 15 Oct 2021
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes that Impact Traceability PDF (325.24 Kb) 15 Sep 2021
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (175.57 Kb) 16 Jul 2021
    Variation Response PDF (125.95 Kb) 15 Jul 2021
    Vessel List PDF (251.12 Kb) 30 Mar 2021
    Vessel List PDF (250.45 Kb) 01 Feb 2021
    Vessel List PDF (250.31 Kb) 07 Dec 2020
    Vessel List PDF (276.70 Kb) 12 Nov 2020
    Vessel List PDF (274.98 Kb) 23 Oct 2020
    Vessel List PDF (276.40 Kb) 11 Sep 2020
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (148.31 Kb) 13 Aug 2020
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (213.60 Kb) 13 Aug 2020
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (253.88 Kb) 13 Aug 2020
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (301.85 Kb) 13 Aug 2020
    Vessel List PDF (275.70 Kb) 08 Jul 2020
  • Initial assessment (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1948 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1947 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2293 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2295 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2292 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1946 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1943 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2296 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1945 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2294 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1944 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2297 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1932 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1935 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1942 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1929 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1928 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1931 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1930 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1927 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report announcement 01 Jul 2020 1 files
    Public certification report 11 Nov 2020 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 03 Jun 2020 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 03 Jun 2020 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Apr 2020 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 02 Apr 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Notice of intent to review new information PDF (118.89 Kb) 19 Jul 2019

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 13 Jun 2019 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Use of the RBF 19 Oct 2018 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 19 Oct 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (176.81 Kb) 10 Jan 2019
    Variation Response PDF (512.22 Kb) 15 Jan 2019

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 19 Oct 2018 1 files
    Assessment timeline 29 May 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2293 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1947 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1943 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2292 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2294 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2296 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1932 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1942 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1935 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1931 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1929 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1927 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1928 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1930 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 27 Oct 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1947 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2293 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2292 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1943 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2296 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2294 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1942 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1931 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Dec 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 21 Apr 2022 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (220.79 Kb) 17 May 2022
    Variation Response PDF (125.07 Kb) 18 May 2022
    Variation Request PDF (234.12 Kb) 05 Aug 2022
    Variation Response PDF (137.47 Kb) 08 Aug 2022

  • Expedited Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1947 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2293 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2292 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1943 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2294 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2296 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1932 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1942 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1935 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1928 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1931 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1929 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1927 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1930 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 05 Jul 2021 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Cancellation notice PDF (116.70 Kb) 06 Aug 2021

  • Expedited Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1932 Herring (Clupea harengus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1930 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1931 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1928 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1927 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1929 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Pelagic 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 30 Nov 2020 1 files
    Expedited audit report 19 Mar 2021 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (224.52 Kb) 15 Dec 2020
    Variation Response PDF (127.82 Kb) 21 Dec 2020
    Variation Request PDF (206.21 Kb) 23 Dec 2020
    Variation Response PDF (129.05 Kb) 24 Dec 2020
    Variation Request PDF (224.17 Kb) 14 Jan 2021
    Variation Response PDF (125.65 Kb) 19 Jan 2021