Certifier : 
Bureau Veritas Certification
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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

  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification)
    UoC-1187 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest), 27 (Atlantic, Northeast), 31 (Atlantic, Western Central), 34 (Atlantic, Eastern Central) Withdrawn
    UoC-1189 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 41 (Atlantic, Southwest), 47 (Atlantic, Southeast) Withdrawn

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