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Certified since : 
03 Jul 2020
Certificate expires : 
03 Jan 2026


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

  • Suspended
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-2228 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31478
    UoC-2230 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31478
    UoC-2229 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Trawls - Midwater trawls - pair trawls: Pelagic/midwater pair trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31478

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) 2018 438,426

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.