Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
04 Jul 2019
Certificate expires : 
03 Jan 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
    Announcement Comment Draft Report = Open consultation 19 Jun 2024 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 19 Jun 2024 1 files
    Scope declaration template 19 Jun 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement 05 Jun 2024 1 files
    Variation Response 03 Jun 2024 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Stakeholder Announcement PDF (218.57 Kb) 05 Jun 2024
    Variation Response PDF (116.37 Kb) 03 Jun 2024
    Variation Request PDF (309.50 Kb) 31 May 2024
    Vessel List PDF (280.09 Kb) 10 Apr 2024
    Variation Response PDF (112.73 Kb) 03 Apr 2024
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder Notification of a delay in the announcement of the reassessment PDF (114.98 Kb) 03 Apr 2024
    Variation Request PDF (241.56 Kb) 27 Mar 2024
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder Notification of re-arranged site visit PDF (116.73 Kb) 09 Aug 2023
    Stakeholder Announcement: Postponement of site visit PDF (102.55 Kb) 21 Jul 2023
    List of client group members PDF (178.61 Kb) 24 Nov 2021
    Stakeholder Announcement PDF (157.60 Kb) 24 Nov 2021
    List of client group members PDF (177.02 Kb) 01 Mar 2021
    List of client group members PDF (176.52 Kb) 25 Feb 2021
    List of client group members PDF (152.70 Kb) 16 Sep 2020
    List of client group members PDF (152.37 Kb) 13 Aug 2020
    List of client group members PDF (152.28 Kb) 13 Jan 2020
    List of client group members PDF (152.72 Kb) 26 Sep 2019
    List of client group members PDF (152.75 Kb) 23 Jul 2019
    List of client group members PDF (151.91 Kb) 05 Jul 2019
    List of client group members PDF (137.63 Kb) 04 Jul 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (172.09 Kb) 04 Jul 2019
  • Re-Assessment (started 2024)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 19 Jun 2024 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope declaration template 19 Jun 2024 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 19 Jun 2024 1 files

  • Initial assessment (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 04 Jul 2019 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 04 Jul 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Certificate sharing statement/mechanism PDF (50.26 Kb) 04 Jul 2019

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 07 Jun 2019 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 07 Jun 2019 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 02 Apr 2019 1 files
    Public comment draft report 02 Apr 2019 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 17 Jan 2019 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 09 Aug 2018 1 files
    Use of the RBF 17 Aug 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Announcement of decision NOT to use the Risk-Based Framework (RBF) PDF (222.54 Kb) 02 Oct 2018

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 20 Feb 2019 2 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 23 Jun 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 01 Dec 2023 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 20 Jun 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Oct 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Jun 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 Sep 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1868 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1872 Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1873 Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) Miscellaneous Gear: Seed mussel collection by suspended ropes and nets, On-growing of mussel using suspended ropes (including floating long-line cultivation) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 05 Jun 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Oct 2020 1 files