Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
23 Mar 2017
Certificate expires : 
22 Sep 2022

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
    Variation Response 20 Dec 2021 1 files
    Variation Request 13 Dec 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 06 Apr 2020 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Feb 2020 1 files
    List of client group members 05 Feb 2020 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Variation Response PDF (153.62 Kb) 20 Dec 2021
    Variation Request PDF (185.24 Kb) 13 Dec 2021
    List of client group members PDF (191.29 Kb) 05 Feb 2020
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (170.46 Kb) 20 Jun 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (226.92 Kb) 12 Jun 2019
    Stakeholder Announcement: reinstatement of sandeel area 2R PDF (216.24 Kb) 29 Mar 2018
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (92.63 Kb) 02 Aug 2017
    Stakeholder Announcement: other sandeel species UoA PDF (253.64 Kb) 23 Feb 2017
    Variation Response PDF (240.83 Kb) 15 Feb 2017
    Variation Request PDF (311.54 Kb) 20 Dec 2016
  • Initial assessment (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1245 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1244 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1241 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1242 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1239 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1957 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1240 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1238 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1243 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 23 Mar 2017 2 files
    Public certification report announcement 20 Mar 2017 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 23 Feb 2017 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 23 Feb 2017 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 12 Jan 2017 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 12 Jan 2017 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 08 Mar 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised RBF notification_USE PDF (566.69 Kb) 15 Jan 2016
    Stakeholder Announcement: Additional information gathering stage PDF (125.93 Kb) 10 May 2016

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 24 Mar 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (394.34 Kb) 16 Feb 2017
    Variation Response PDF (239.15 Kb) 16 Feb 2017

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 17 Nov 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1245 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1244 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1239 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1241 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1242 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1957 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1240 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1238 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1243 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Feb 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 06 Apr 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1245 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1244 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1242 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1239 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1238 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1957 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1240 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1241 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1243 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 Apr 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 Jul 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: UoCs: Sandeel 1r and 2r Client Action Plan PDF (53.24 Kb) 01 Oct 2019
    Other document: Corrective Action Plan acceptance PDF (178.61 Kb) 22 Oct 2019

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1245 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1244 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1240 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1242 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1238 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1241 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1239 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1957 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1243 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Jan 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 04 May 2018 1 files

  • Expedited Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1239 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 24 May 2017 1 files
    Expedited audit report 01 Aug 2017 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1633 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1632 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1627 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1626 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1631 Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1629 Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1628 Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1630 Sandeels(=Sandlances) nei (Ammodytes spp) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Notification statement 24 May 2017 1 files
    Expedited assessment announcement 24 May 2017 1 files
    Gap Analysis 24 May 2017 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited audit announcement 13 Feb 2018 1 files