Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
25 Jun 2018
Certificate expires : 
24 Dec 2023

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 08 Aug 2022 1 files
    Variation Request 05 Aug 2022 1 files
    Vessel List 09 May 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 21 Apr 2022 1 files
    Variation Response 07 Mar 2022 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Vessel List PDF (228.45 Kb) 09 May 2022
    Vessel List PDF (214.84 Kb) 28 Mar 2022
    Variation Response PDF (145.69 Kb) 07 Mar 2022
    Variation Response PDF (145.69 Kb) 07 Mar 2022
    Variation Request PDF (211.36 Kb) 04 Mar 2022
    Stakeholder Announcement PDF (299.86 Kb) 15 Oct 2021
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes that Impact Traceability PDF (318.42 Kb) 15 Sep 2021
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (177.16 Kb) 16 Jul 2021
    Variation Response PDF (125.90 Kb) 15 Jul 2021
    Vessel List PDF (116.46 Kb) 12 May 2021
    Vessel List PDF (114.89 Kb) 23 Mar 2021
    Vessel List PDF (114.67 Kb) 23 Mar 2021
    Vessel List PDF (112.39 Kb) 15 Oct 2020
    Vessel List PDF (114.67 Kb) 15 Oct 2020
    Vessel List PDF (49.67 Kb) 08 Jul 2020
    Vessel List PDF (72.41 Kb) 12 Feb 2020
    Vessel List PDF (72.30 Kb) 11 Oct 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (134.18 Kb) 15 Aug 2019
    Vessel List PDF (72.24 Kb) 07 May 2019
  • Initial assessment (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1529 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1527 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1523 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1526 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1524 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1522 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1528 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 25 Jun 2018 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 25 Jun 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Certificate sharing agreement PDF (7.27 Kb) 27 Jun 2018

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 31 May 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 31 May 2018 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 15 Mar 2018 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 15 Mar 2018 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Aug 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: New Information Period PDF (156.07 Kb) 02 Nov 2017

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 01 Feb 2017 1 files
    Use of the RBF 31 Jan 2017 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 18 Apr 2018 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 18 Apr 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1529 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1527 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1528 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Oct 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 21 Apr 2022 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (156.22 Kb) 06 Jan 2022
    Variation Response PDF (120.02 Kb) 14 Jan 2022
    Variation Request PDF (220.76 Kb) 14 Apr 2022
    Variation Response PDF (124.30 Kb) 18 May 2022
    Variation Request PDF (234.63 Kb) 05 Aug 2022
    Variation Response PDF (136.47 Kb) 08 Aug 2022

  • Expedited Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1529 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1523 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1527 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1528 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1522 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 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 (117.11 Kb) 06 Aug 2021

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1529 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1523 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1527 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1528 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1522 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 07 May 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 19 Mar 2021 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (222.35 Kb) 18 Nov 2020
    Variation Response PDF (138.26 Kb) 04 Dec 2020
    Variation Request PDF (207.95 Kb) 23 Dec 2020
    Variation Response PDF (128.81 Kb) 24 Dec 2020
    Variation Request PDF (205.09 Kb) 10 Feb 2021
    Variation Response PDF (128.17 Kb) 12 Feb 2021

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1529 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1523 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1527 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1526 Herring (Clupea harengus) Traps: Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1524 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1528 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1522 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Other: Pelagic, semipelagic and demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Aug 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 03 Jan 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: RBF announcement PDF (147.67 Kb) 04 Sep 2019