Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
06 May 2015
Certificate expires : 
03 Nov 2025

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
    Surveillance audit announcement 15 Jul 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 08 Oct 2021 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Jul 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 22 May 2020 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 21 Feb 2020 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (142.10 Kb) 25 Jul 2019
    Vessel List PDF (166.66 Kb) 01 May 2019
  • Re-Assessment (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 30 Apr 2019 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 30 Apr 2019 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination announcement 18 Dec 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination 18 Dec 2018 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 28 Jun 2018 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 28 Jun 2018 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 20 Mar 2018 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 29 Sep 2017 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 19 Apr 2019 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 29 Sep 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 15 Jul 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Jul 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 08 Oct 2021 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 05 May 2015 1 files
    Public certification announcement 05 May 2015 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 07 Oct 2014 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 07 Oct 2014 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 29 Jul 2014 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 29 Jul 2014 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Mar 2014 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 29 Jul 2014 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 03 Sep 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other: Revised Timeline PDF (90.63 Kb) 29 Jul 2014

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 26 Sep 2013 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 08 Aug 2013 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 05 Aug 2013 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 26 Sep 2013 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 02 Apr 2014 3 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 21 Feb 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 22 May 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Feb 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 01 Apr 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 01 Feb 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 04 Apr 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 19 Jun 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 09 Aug 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1030 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1031 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1032 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 Jun 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 09 Aug 2016 1 files