Certifier : 
Lloyds Register (Acoura)
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
09 Nov 2018
Certificate expires : 
08 Nov 2023


The Echebastar Indian Ocean skipjack fishery is being assessed using a revised MSC assessment process.

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The fishery was first assessed to the MSC fisheries standard in 2013 as the Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna fishery. The fishery was not certified.

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Species Gear type FAO region
Bigeye tuna, Skipjack tuna, Yellowfin tuna Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) Eastern Indian Ocean (FAO Area 57), Western Indian Ocean (FAO Area 51)

Units of certification and traceability

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UOC Glossary PDF 24 Sep 2015