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-2592 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Deep-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2595 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Deep-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2587 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Shallow-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2590 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Shallow-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2591 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Deep-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2586 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Shallow-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2593 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Deep-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2594 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Deep-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2588 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Shallow-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2589 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Shallow-set pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2020 7.5
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2020 1.8
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) 2020 0.5

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.