Certifier : 
Vottunarstofan Tun EHF
Certified status : 
Combined with another assessment
Certified since : 
10 Sep 2014
Certificate expires : 
10 Sep 2019

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.

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Please note this fishery is covered by another assessment -   ISF Iceland multi-species demersal fishery

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Notification of variation to extend certificate not being applied 10 Sep 2019 1 files
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template 23 Aug 2019 1 files
    Variation Response 20 Aug 2019 1 files
    Variation Request 16 Jul 2019 1 files
    List of client group members 10 Jul 2019 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Stakeholder Announcement: Notification of variation to extend certificate not being applied PDF (538.72 Kb) 10 Sep 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (322.22 Kb) 23 Aug 2019
    Variation Response PDF (196.83 Kb) 20 Aug 2019
    Variation Request PDF (640.12 Kb) 16 Jul 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1181.22 Kb) 10 Jul 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1185.59 Kb) 17 Jun 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1182.21 Kb) 11 Jun 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1179.54 Kb) 24 May 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1179.36 Kb) 19 Mar 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1178.93 Kb) 13 Mar 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1178.93 Kb) 13 Mar 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1176.24 Kb) 19 Jan 2019
    List of client group members PDF (1178.27 Kb) 18 Dec 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1179.24 Kb) 03 Dec 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1178.81 Kb) 11 Jun 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1084.20 Kb) 09 May 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1087.41 Kb) 19 Feb 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1086.52 Kb) 08 Jan 2018
    List of client group members PDF (1084.76 Kb) 12 Dec 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1088.94 Kb) 18 Sep 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1085.47 Kb) 05 Sep 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1087.86 Kb) 03 Aug 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1086.79 Kb) 31 Jul 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1084.86 Kb) 21 Jul 2017
    Other document: Advisory notification: Change of fishery name PDF (456.48 Kb) 20 Jul 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1085.81 Kb) 29 Jun 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1085.81 Kb) 29 Jun 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1085.96 Kb) 29 Jun 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1087.29 Kb) 25 Jun 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1087.71 Kb) 15 Jun 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1084.38 Kb) 22 Apr 2017
    List of client group members PDF (1088.94 Kb) 07 Apr 2017
    List of client group members PDF (150.51 Kb) 12 Oct 2016
    List of client group members PDF (150.35 Kb) 06 Oct 2016
    List of client group members PDF (145.64 Kb) 02 Jan 2016
    Other document: Advisory notification: Change of fishery name PDF (84.73 Kb) 27 Nov 2015
    List of client group members PDF (144.78 Kb) 27 Nov 2015
    List of client group members PDF (145.18 Kb) 07 Aug 2015
  • Initial Assessment (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0970 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0971 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0972 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0969 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0968 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1112 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 11 Sep 2014 1 files
    Public certification announcement 11 Sep 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    List of client group members PDF (118.16 Kb) 11 Sep 2014

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 10 Jun 2014 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 10 Jun 2014 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 27 Feb 2014 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 27 Feb 2014 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 24 Oct 2013 4 files
    Peer review confirmation 13 Nov 2013 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 02 Jul 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (125.30 Kb) 04 Feb 2014
    Variation Request PDF (53.81 Kb) 04 Feb 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Review of information of added UoC PDF (87.34 Kb) 04 Feb 2014

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 06 Jun 2013 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 08 Apr 2014 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 23 Apr 2013 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 22 Apr 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    List of client group members PDF (435.66 Kb) 23 Apr 2013

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 23 Apr 2013 2 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1447 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1449 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1448 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1446 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1445 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - nephrops trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1444 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1453 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1455 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1454 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1452 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1451 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - nephrops trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1450 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1254 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1255 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1256 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1253 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1252 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1257 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0970 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0971 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0972 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0969 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0968 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1112 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Aug 2018 6 files
    Surveillance report 13 Dec 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1254 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1255 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1256 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1253 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1252 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1257 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0970 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0971 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0972 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0969 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0968 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1112 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Jul 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Nov 2017 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1447 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1449 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1448 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1446 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1445 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - nephrops trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1444 Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1453 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1455 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1454 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1452 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1451 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - nephrops trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1450 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1441 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1443 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1442 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1440 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1439 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Trawls - Bottom trawls - nephrops trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1438 Monk angler (Lophius piscatorius) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 20 Jul 2017 1 files
    Public certification report and announcement 20 Jul 2017 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 27 Jun 2017 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 27 Jun 2017 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 10 May 2017 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 10 May 2017 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 07 Mar 2017 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 21 Mar 2017 3 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (50.34 Kb) 24 Jan 2017
    Variation Response PDF (234.72 Kb) 31 Jan 2017

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited assessment announcement 31 Jan 2017 3 files
    Gap Analysis 31 Jan 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Withdrawal of units of assessment PDF (96.11 Kb) 02 Feb 2017

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited audit announcement 23 Sep 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1254 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1255 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1256 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1253 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1252 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1257 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0970 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0971 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0972 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0969 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0968 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1112 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Aug 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Nov 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0970 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0971 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0972 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0969 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0968 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1112 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Aug 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 Nov 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    List of client group members PDF (141.79 Kb) 11 Oct 2014
    List of client group members PDF (134.16 Kb) 02 Oct 2014
    List of client group members PDF (144.70 Kb) 03 Feb 2015

  • Scope Extension (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1254 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1255 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Handlines and pole-lines (mechanized) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1256 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1253 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1252 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1257 Ling (Molva molva) (Molva molva) Trawls - Bottom trawls - shrimp trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 27 Aug 2015 1 files
    Public certification report and announcement 10 Nov 2015 2 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 01 Oct 2015 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 06 Oct 2015 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 24 Sep 2013 1 files
    Public comment draft report 27 Aug 2015 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 21 May 2015 2 files
    Peer review confirmation 31 May 2015 1 files

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited assessment announcement 02 Apr 2015 1 files
    Gap Analysis 02 Apr 2015 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited audit announcement 02 Apr 2015 1 files