Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Combined with another assessment
Certified since : 
22 Feb 2011
Certificate expires : 
25 Oct 2020

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.

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Please note this fishery is covered by another assessment - Joint demersal fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Expedited audit report 24 Sep 2019 1 files
    Notice of Intent to suspend 24 Sep 2019 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement: CAB Notice of Suspension 24 Sep 2019 1 files
    Variation Response 24 Sep 2019 1 files
    Variation Request 24 Sep 2019 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (197.37 Kb) 24 Sep 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (253.63 Kb) 07 Aug 2019
    Variation Request PDF (125.74 Kb) 14 May 2019
    Variation Response PDF (84.06 Kb) 14 May 2019
    Variation Response PDF (299.04 Kb) 16 Jan 2019
    Variation Request PDF (142.39 Kb) 20 Dec 2018
    Variation Response PDF (247.19 Kb) 14 Jun 2017
    Variation Request PDF (269.24 Kb) 07 Jun 2017
    Variation Request PDF (413.84 Kb) 01 Sep 2015
  • Initial Assessment (started 2009)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 22 Feb 2011 1 files
    Public certification announcement 22 Feb 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Notification of Name Change PDF (92.54 Kb) 22 Feb 2011

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 13 Jan 2011 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 13 Jan 2011 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 11 Nov 2010 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 11 Nov 2010 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 11 May 2010 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 25 Jan 2010 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Change to the Unit of Certification PDF (163.87 Kb) 07 May 2010

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 25 Jan 2010 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 17 Dec 2009 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 31 Aug 2009 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    List of client group members PDF (382.72 Kb) 31 Aug 2009

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 31 Aug 2009 2 files

  • Expedited Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1298 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1296 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1297 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 26 Jul 2019 1 files
    Expedited audit report 24 Sep 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (144.86 Kb) 24 Sep 2019
    Variation Response PDF (129.46 Kb) 24 Sep 2019
    Stakeholder Announcement: CAB Notice of Suspension PDF (157.62 Kb) 24 Sep 2019

  • Expedited Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1298 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1296 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1297 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 24 Aug 2018 1 files
    Expedited audit report 22 Jan 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1298 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1296 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1297 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Dec 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 20 Mar 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1298 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1296 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1297 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 Dec 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 Feb 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance Announcment PDF (725.83 Kb) 16 Dec 2016

  • Scope Extension (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1298 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1296 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1297 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 05 Sep 2016 1 files
    Public certification report and announcement 05 Sep 2016 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 11 Aug 2016 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 11 Aug 2016 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 05 Jul 2016 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 04 Aug 2016 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 24 Mar 2016 1 files

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited assessment announcement 05 Nov 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 10 Sep 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 01 Dec 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (267.15 Kb) 11 May 2015
    Other document: DFPO Internal Cert Sharing PDF (458.96 Kb) 26 Jul 2016
    Other document: DFPO Internal Cert Sharing PDF (302.40 Kb) 26 Jul 2016
    Other document: DFPO Internal Cert Sharing PDF (458.96 Kb) 26 Jul 2016
    Other document: DFPO Internal Cert Sharing PDF (302.40 Kb) 26 Jul 2016
    Other document: Delay announcement PDF (85.61 Kb) 01 Nov 2016
    Variation Response PDF (187.62 Kb) 11 May 2015
    Variation Request PDF (205.99 Kb) 03 Sep 2015
    Variation Request PDF (413.84 Kb) 04 Sep 2015
    Variation Response PDF (151.88 Kb) 04 Sep 2015
    Variation Request PDF (316.45 Kb) 08 Sep 2015
    Variation Request PDF (174.31 Kb) 08 Sep 2015
    Variation Response PDF (204.59 Kb) 08 Sep 2015

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 May 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 18 Sep 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (192.03 Kb) 17 Sep 2014
    Variation Request PDF (204.79 Kb) 17 Sep 2014
    Variation Response PDF (185.82 Kb) 25 Jul 2014
    Variation Request PDF (298.55 Kb) 25 Jul 2014
    Change to the Unit of Certification PDF (183.47 Kb) 18 Sep 2014

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Apr 2013 2 files
    Surveillance report 05 Nov 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (102.26 Kb) 23 Apr 2013
    Variation Response PDF (133.59 Kb) 23 Apr 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance visit postponed PDF (270.17 Kb) 16 Apr 2013
    Variation Response PDF (125.28 Kb) 15 Jan 2013
    Variation Request PDF (84.17 Kb) 15 Jan 2013

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2011)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0257 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0256 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0258 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 08 Dec 2011 1 files
    Surveillance report 22 Mar 2012 1 files