Certifier : 
DNV
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
23 Feb 2018
Certificate expires : 
23 Aug 2023

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.

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  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised surveillance schedule 09 Aug 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Jun 2021 1 files
    Variation Response 18 Feb 2021 1 files
    Variation Request 03 Feb 2021 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Jan 2021 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised surveillance schedule PDF (145.99 Kb) 09 Aug 2022
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (190.71 Kb) 28 Aug 2019
    Notice of Intent to suspend PDF (37.10 Kb) 09 May 2019
    Vessel List PDF (29.82 Kb) 30 Jan 2018
  • Initial assessment (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1500 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1496 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1497 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1491 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1490 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1486 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1492 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1493 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Midwater trawl (including purse seine) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 06 Feb 2018 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 30 Jan 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Notification re UoA PDF (61.95 Kb) 06 Feb 2018

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 03 Jan 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 04 Jan 2018 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 11 Sep 2017 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 11 Sep 2017 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 07 Feb 2017 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Use of the RBF 10 Jan 2017 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 14 Dec 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (300.38 Kb) 11 Jan 2017
    Variation Response PDF (248.93 Kb) 12 Jan 2017

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 12 Dec 2017 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 12 Dec 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1500 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1496 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1497 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1490 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1491 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1486 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1492 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1493 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Midwater trawl (including purse seine) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Jan 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Jun 2021 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (324.36 Kb) 03 Feb 2021
    Variation Response PDF (126.49 Kb) 18 Feb 2021

  • Expedited Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1486 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 14 Apr 2020 1 files
    Expedited audit report 28 Apr 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1500 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1496 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1497 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1491 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1490 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1492 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1493 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Midwater trawl (including purse seine) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Oct 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 05 Mar 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (167.81 Kb) 09 Jan 2020
    Variation Response PDF (209.31 Kb) 15 Jan 2020

  • Expedited Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1500 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1496 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1497 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1486 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1490 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1491 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1492 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1493 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Midwater trawl (including purse seine) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Expedited audit

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement expedited audit 04 Sep 2019 1 files
    Expedited audit report 04 Nov 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: IPI template PDF (135.25 Kb) 04 Nov 2019

  • Scope Extension (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2078 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse Seine 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2080 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2079 Blue whiting(=Poutassou) (Micromesistius poutassou) Trawls - Midwater trawls - pair trawls: Pelagic trawls and midwater pair trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 05 Apr 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Scope extension stopped PDF (138.52 Kb) 15 Jul 2019
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder notification - change of team members PDF (52.07 Kb) 22 May 2019

    Scope extension announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope extension announcement 05 Apr 2019 1 files
    Use of the RBF 28 May 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 11 Jun 2019 1 files
    Scope extension announcement 11 Jun 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1500 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1496 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1497 European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1490 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1491 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1486 Lesser sand-eel (Ammodytes marinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Bottom trawl (including midwater trawl) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1492 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Bottom trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1493 Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Midwater trawl (including purse seine) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 07 Jan 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 09 May 2019 1 files