Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
12 Dec 2017
Certificate expires : 
30 Oct 2028


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-1292 Common shrimp (Crangon crangon) Trawls - Bottom trawls - beam trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-30003

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Common shrimp (Crangon crangon) 2021 21,298

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 can be vessels or other client group members (e.g. companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle certified product covered within the fishery certificate scope). Please refer to the fishery certificate statement on additional product specific eligibility criteria (e.g. product eligibility limitations, eligibility date, exclusive points of landing and the point where Chain of Custody certificate is required). Please consult the fishery Public Certification Report for product eligibility rationale.

Documents Published on Files
Vessel List 23 Oct 2023 1 files

About this Fishery

In 2015, the Cooperative Fisheries Organisation (CVO) of the Netherlands, the MSC GbR of Germany and the Danish Fishermen - Producers Organisation (DFPO) decided to come together as one to enter the MSC program. Fish from these organsiations are landed in many ports along the entire Danish, German and Dutch coast (from Breskens to Esbjerg).

Image of German brown shrimp vessel © Gerold Conradi


Market Information

The main product of shrimp fishery is fresh peeled shrimp (90 %) sold in the EU. Belgium is the main consumer market (54 % of all brown shrimps), followed by The Netherlands (18 %), Germany (18 %), France (7 %) and some other countries (3 %).