Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
20 Apr 2012
Certificate expires : 
19 Oct 2022

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
    Public comment draft report 02 Aug 2022 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement = Open consultation 02 Aug 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 May 2022 1 files
    Proposed peer reviewers 06 Apr 2022 1 files
    Timeline: Assessment timeline 05 Apr 2022 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (123.04 Kb) 12 Aug 2019
    Other document: List of operator sites PDF (107.04 Kb) 16 Apr 2018
  • Re-Assessment (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Aug 2022 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 02 Aug 2022 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 06 Apr 2022 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 19 Jan 2022 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 19 Jan 2022 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 05 Apr 2022 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 14 Feb 2017 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 14 Feb 2017 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 12 Jan 2017 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 12 Jan 2017 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 01 Dec 2016 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 01 Dec 2016 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 12 Jul 2016 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 24 Mar 2016 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 25 Oct 2016 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 25 Oct 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 04 Feb 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 May 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 13 Mar 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 04 Jun 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 29 Apr 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Aug 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 25 May 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 05 Sep 2018 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2009)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 26 Apr 2012 1 files
    Public certification announcement 26 Apr 2012 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 29 Mar 2012 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 29 Mar 2012 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Feb 2012 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 02 Feb 2012 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 11 Aug 2011 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 01 Nov 2011 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 04 Feb 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (70.92 Kb) 22 Mar 2013
    Variation Request PDF (288.55 Kb) 22 Mar 2013

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 20 Feb 2010 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 18 Jan 2011 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 13 Jul 2009 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 07 Dec 2009 2 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 11 Aug 2011 3 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 24 Mar 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 21 Jun 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 Apr 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 02 Jul 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Dec 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Feb 2014 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0125 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Miscellaneous Gear 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0772 Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) Traps 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 19 Mar 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 28 May 2013 1 files