Certifier : 
DNV
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
26 Apr 2010
Certificate expires : 
15 Aug 2026

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.

The initial assessments for this fishery were completed separately on inshore and offshore components. The components were combined into one report at re-assessment.

 

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template 10 Aug 2021 1 files
    Public certification report 10 Aug 2021 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 10 Aug 2021 1 files
    Variation Response 22 Apr 2021 1 files
    Variation Request 16 Apr 2021 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Change to the Unit of Certification PDF (201.45 Kb) 11 Nov 2020
    Variation Response PDF (209.31 Kb) 14 Jan 2020
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (190.72 Kb) 28 Aug 2019
    Other document: Change in surveillance schedule PDF (143.06 Kb) 15 Jul 2019
  • Re-Assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0145 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0147 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0144 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0146 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0143 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report announcement 10 Aug 2021 1 files
    Public certification report 10 Aug 2021 1 files

    There was an objection accepted to the final report and determination for this fishery.
    The Independent Adjudicator’s final decision is included in the Public Certification Report.
    Please email standards@msc.org to request the documents related to this objection.

    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (458.38 Kb) 16 Apr 2021
    Variation Response PDF (127.55 Kb) 22 Apr 2021
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (198.44 Kb) 10 Aug 2021

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 22 Mar 2021 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 22 Mar 2021 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 26 Jan 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report 26 Jan 2021 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Feb 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Change in fishery name and UoA/UoC PDF (200.09 Kb) 05 Nov 2020

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Stakeholder input 04 Dec 2019 1 files

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Use of the RBF 30 Oct 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 05 Nov 2020 1 files
    Timeline 05 Nov 2020 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2281 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2283 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2280 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2282 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2279 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Feb 2020 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Stakeholder input 04 Dec 2019 1 files

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Use of the RBF 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 30 Oct 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Timeline 30 Oct 2019 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 06 Oct 2015 1 files
    Public certification announcement 06 Oct 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised timeline PDF (198.23 Kb) 30 Jun 2015
    Other document: Revised timeline PDF (199.50 Kb) 25 Aug 2015

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 26 May 2015 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 28 May 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (73.91 Kb) 19 Aug 2015
    Variation Response PDF (355.71 Kb) 19 Aug 2015
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised timeline PDF (157.21 Kb) 07 Apr 2015

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 20 Jan 2015 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 20 Jan 2015 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 28 Aug 2014 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 15 Sep 2014 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 20 May 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (65.92 Kb) 19 Sep 2014
    Variation Request PDF (271.12 Kb) 02 Apr 2015
    Variation Request PDF (58.94 Kb) 23 Jun 2014
    Variation Response PDF (187.80 Kb) 19 Sep 2014
    Variation Response PDF (211.06 Kb) 02 Apr 2015

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 20 May 2014 1 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 20 Jun 2014 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 16 May 2014 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 01 May 2014 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 16 May 2014 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes to assessment team PDF (86.38 Kb) 17 Jun 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes to assessment team PDF (65.62 Kb) 17 Jun 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes to assessment team PDF (86.38 Kb) 17 Jun 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Changes to assessment team PDF (65.62 Kb) 17 Jun 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Confirmation of amended assessment team PDF (17.21 Kb) 30 Jun 2014

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 24 Aug 2015 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 16 Dec 2014 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 02 Jul 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (167.81 Kb) 09 Jan 2020

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Sep 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Dec 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Aug 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 20 Nov 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Eligibility of products to enter further chains of custody PDF (22.53 Kb) 27 Nov 2017

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Oct 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 Jan 2017 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2008)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0145 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0147 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0144 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0146 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0143 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 26 Apr 2010 1 files
    Public certification announcement 26 Apr 2010 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Change of Conformity Assessment Body PDF (17.37 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 31 Mar 2010 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 31 Mar 2010 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 19 Jan 2010 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 19 Jan 2010 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Clarification to Units of Certification PDF (30.89 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 27 Oct 2009 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 08 Dec 2009 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 08 Jan 2009 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 04 Nov 2008 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Stakeholder announcement 03 Sep 2008 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 03 Sep 2008 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0415 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0417 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0414 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0416 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0413 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 20 May 2014 2 files
    Surveillance report 21 Aug 2014 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0946 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0145 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0147 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0948 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0945 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0144 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0947 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0146 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0617 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0143 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 02 Apr 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Aug 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Change of Client PDF (25.89 Kb) 16 May 2013

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2012)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0946 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0145 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0147 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0948 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0144 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0945 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0146 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0947 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0143 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0617 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 31 May 2012 1 files
    Surveillance report 28 Aug 2012 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Eligibility of product to enter Chain of Custody PDF (28.88 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Eligibility of product to enter Chain of Custody PDF (28.26 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Request PDF (346.34 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Response PDF (129.07 Kb) 24 Jul 2012
    Variation Response PDF (141.01 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Request PDF (86.14 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Response PDF (67.54 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Request PDF (352.25 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2011)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0145 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0147 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0144 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0146 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0143 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 29 Mar 2011 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Jul 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (81.91 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Variation Request PDF (275.13 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance audit variation PDF (19.98 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

  • Initial Assessment (started 2008)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0946 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0948 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0945 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0947 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Seine Nets - Boat or vessel seines - Danish seines 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0617 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 20 Oct 2011 1 files
    Public certification announcement 28 Oct 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (83.97 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 22 Sep 2011 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 22 Sep 2011 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Aug 2011 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 02 Aug 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Resumption of assessment PDF (64.21 Kb) 18 Apr 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Clarification to Units of Certification PDF (30.89 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Peer review confirmation 08 Dec 2009 1 files
    Proposed peer reviewers 27 Oct 2009 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 08 Jan 2009 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Peer review timescale PDF (16.88 Kb) 18 Apr 2013

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 04 Nov 2008 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Stakeholder announcement 03 Sep 2008 1 files