Certifier : 
SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
In Assessment

Overview

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

  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2631 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
    UoC-2625 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
    UoC-2630 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
    UoC-2623 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2628 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2632 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
    UoC-2626 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 61 (Pacific, Northwest)
    UoC-2627 Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
    UoC-2633 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 51 (Indian Ocean, Western), 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern)
    UoC-2624 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
    UoC-2629 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) 2020 4,131
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2020 3,467
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2020 3,093
Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) 2020 880

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.