Certifier : 
DNV
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
24 Oct 2018
Certificate expires : 
17 Sep 2024

Overview

Fisheries are composed of one or more parts, each of which is entitled to receive an MSC certificate. These parts or “units” are defined by their target stock(s), fishing gear type(s) and if relevant vessel type(s), and the fishing fleets or groups of vessels.

When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries

Units of Certification & Certificate Information

  • Certified
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-2511 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated): Jigging 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-2509 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Demersal longline 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-2508 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1693 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1692 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1691 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls - pair trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-2962 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-2964 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-2963 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1690 Tusk(=Cusk) (Brosme brosme) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1689 Tusk(=Cusk) (Brosme brosme) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
    UoC-1688 Tusk(=Cusk) (Brosme brosme) Trawls - Bottom trawls - pair trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31402 (F-DNV-277400)
  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-3085 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets: Demersal gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3084 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3083 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3082 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3089 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets: Demersal gillnet 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3088 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3087 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3086 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3093 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets: Demersal gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3092 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3091 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
    UoC-3090 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification)
    UoC-2507 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated): Jigging vessels 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2506 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Demersal longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2505 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2967 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2966 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2968 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2965 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - pair trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2971 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2970 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2972 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2969 Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) Trawls - Bottom trawls - pair trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2975 Monkfishes nei (Lophius spp) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2974 Monkfishes nei (Lophius spp) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2976 Monkfishes nei (Lophius spp) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn
    UoC-2973 Monkfishes nei (Lophius spp) Trawls - Bottom trawls - pair trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) 2021 1,897.6
Tusk(=Cusk) (Brosme brosme) 2021 1,359
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) 2021 6,964
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) 2020 11,129
Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) 2021 398.3
Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) 2021 18,007.4
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) 2021 429.8
Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) 2021 6,106

Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.

Eligibility, client groups and vessel lists

A fishery may choose to define the members of the fishery certificate. These members can be vessels or other client group members (e.g. companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle certified product covered within the fishery certificate scope). Please refer to the fishery certificate statement on additional product specific eligibility criteria (e.g. product eligibility limitations, eligibility date, exclusive points of landing and the point where Chain of Custody certificate is required). Please consult the fishery Public Certification Report for product eligibility rationale.

Documents Published on Files
Vessel List 22 Sep 2021 1 files