Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
In Assessment

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

  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2708 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2709 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2710 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2711 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2706 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2707 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2704 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2705 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) 2020 262.8
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2020 489.8
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2020 1,116.5

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.