Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
29 Oct 2013
Certificate expires : 
02 Jun 2024

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
    Final Draft Report and determination 30 Apr 2024 1 files
    Final Draft Report and determination announcement 30 Apr 2024 1 files
    Public Comment Draft Report 04 Mar 2024 1 files
    Public Comment Draft Report announcement 04 Mar 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 04 Mar 2024 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Stakeholder Announcement: Delayed Year 4 surveillance PDF (602.42 Kb) 09 May 2023
    Variation Response PDF (366.23 Kb) 20 Nov 2018
    Variation Request PDF (73.97 Kb) 20 Nov 2018
  • Reassessment v2.3 (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public Comment Draft Report 04 Mar 2024 1 files
    Public Comment Draft Report announcement 04 Mar 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 04 Mar 2024 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to team PDF (220.71 Kb) 14 Feb 2024

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 27 Sep 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: RRA requirements no longer applied PDF (616.55 Kb) 12 Sep 2023
    Stakeholder Announcement: Proposed peer reviewers PDF (605.17 Kb) 27 Sep 2023

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 19 May 2023 1 files
    Stakeholder input (ACDR) 19 Jun 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to team PDF (612.68 Kb) 23 Aug 2023

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final Draft Report and determination 30 Apr 2024 1 files
    Final Draft Report and determination announcement 30 Apr 2024 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 19 May 2023 1 files
    Scope declaration template 19 May 2023 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 09 Feb 2024 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 03 Dec 2018 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 03 Dec 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (133.12 Kb) 10 Jul 2019

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 09 Nov 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 13 Nov 2018 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 08 Oct 2018 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 08 Oct 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (74.01 Kb) 10 Sep 2018
    Variation Response PDF (510.74 Kb) 17 Sep 2018

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 19 Apr 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Submission of New Information PDF (128.96 Kb) 26 Jun 2018

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 26 Sep 2017 1 files
    Use of the RBF 26 Sep 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Timeline PDF (124.54 Kb) 26 Jun 2018

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 26 Sep 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 01 Jun 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 06 Sep 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to team PDF (612.68 Kb) 23 Aug 2023

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 26 Apr 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Jun 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 25 Feb 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 04 Jun 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 25 Oct 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Jan 2020 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2011)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification announcement 29 Oct 2013 1 files
    Public certification report 29 Oct 2013 1 files

    There was an objection accepted to the final report and determination for this fishery.
    The Independent Adjudicator’s final decision is included in the Public Certification Report.
    Please email standards@msc.org to request the documents related to this objection.


    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 30 Apr 2013 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 30 Apr 2013 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 15 Nov 2012 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 15 Nov 2012 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 24 Jan 2012 2 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 06 Oct 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Change to the Unit of Certification PDF (138.59 Kb) 20 Mar 2012
    Stakeholder Announcement: Intent to review information PDF (354.14 Kb) 04 Oct 2012

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 06 Oct 2011 2 files
    Use of the RBF 06 Oct 2011 2 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 16 Sep 2011 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 16 Sep 2011 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 16 Sep 2011 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 06 Sep 2012 5 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 26 Sep 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Jan 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Dec 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Apr 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 10 Sep 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 15 Dec 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0684 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0683 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Suspended ropes 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0685 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Translocation of mussel seed 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Jan 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 09 Apr 2015 1 files