Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
26 Jun 2020
Certificate expires : 
25 Dec 2025

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

  • Certified
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-1790 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1784 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1786 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1783 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1785 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1773 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1774 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1775 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1780 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1777 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1778 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) MSC-F-31475
  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification) Certificate Code
    UoC-1789 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central) Withdrawn MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1781 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central) Withdrawn MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1782 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 71 (Pacific, Western Central) Withdrawn MSC-F-31475
    UoC-1788 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest) Withdrawn MSC-F-31475

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) 2020 126.6
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2020 2,035
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2020 1,862

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.