Certifier : 
Global Trust Certification Ltd.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
25 Feb 2021
Certificate expires : 
24 Feb 2026

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-2231 American lobster (Homarus americanus) Traps 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) MSC-F-31502
    UoC-2232 American lobster (Homarus americanus) Traps 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) MSC-F-31502
    UoC-2233 American lobster (Homarus americanus) Traps 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) MSC-F-31502
    UoC-2234 American lobster (Homarus americanus) Traps 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) MSC-F-31502
    UoC-2235 American lobster (Homarus americanus) Traps 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) MSC-F-31502

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
American lobster (Homarus americanus) 2018 89,915

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 20 May 2022 1 files