Certifier : 
Global Trust Certification Ltd.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
04 Jul 2019
Certificate expires : 
03 Jan 2025

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

  • Certified
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    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) MSC-F-31417
    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) MSC-F-31417
    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) MSC-F-31417

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis) 2019 10,214
Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) 2019 10,214
Northern blue mussel (Mytilus trossulus) 2019 10,214

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.

Eligibility, client groups and vessel lists

A fishery may choose to define the members of the fishery certificate. These members may be vessels or other client group members (client group members may be companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle product from that fishery).

Documents Published on Files
List of client group members 24 Nov 2021 1 files

About this Fishery

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