Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
17 Apr 2017
Certificate expires : 
16 Oct 2022

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.

This a re-assessment of the following fisheries which have undergone MSC assessment separately and have now combined for re-assessment: Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association North Sea herring and Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group Ltd (SPSG) North Sea herring.

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Public comment draft report 22 Jul 2022 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement = Open consultation 22 Jul 2022 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 22 Jul 2022 8 files
    Proposed peer reviewers 25 May 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 May 2022 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Variation Response PDF (118.28 Kb) 12 Jan 2022
    Variation Request PDF (155.94 Kb) 11 Jan 2022
    Vessel List PDF (167.44 Kb) 16 Apr 2021
    Vessel List PDF (167.38 Kb) 15 Feb 2021
    Vessel List PDF (168.77 Kb) 10 Dec 2020
    Vessel List PDF (168.76 Kb) 04 Dec 2020
    Vessel List PDF (207.31 Kb) 03 Jun 2020
    Vessel List PDF (189.55 Kb) 25 Nov 2019
    Gap analysis PDF (785.87 Kb) 25 Nov 2019
    Vessel List PDF (194.67 Kb) 04 Sep 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (288.05 Kb) 05 Jul 2019
    Vessel List PDF (152.91 Kb) 25 Mar 2019
    Vessel List PDF (152.91 Kb) 25 Mar 2019
    Vessel List PDF (229.44 Kb) 26 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (229.44 Kb) 26 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 15 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 15 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 04 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 04 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (227.93 Kb) 01 Oct 2018
    Other document: Cert Sharing Document PDF (132.36 Kb) 29 May 2017
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 12 Apr 2017
    Vessel List PDF (376.99 Kb) 12 Apr 2017
  • Re-Assessment (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2641 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: and purse seine 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-2640 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: midwater trawl and purse seine 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 22 Jul 2022 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 22 Jul 2022 8 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 22 Jul 2022 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 25 May 2022 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 03 Feb 2022 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 03 Feb 2022 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 03 Feb 2022 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 06 Apr 2017 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 06 Apr 2017 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 14 Mar 2017 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 14 Mar 2017 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 25 Jan 2017 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 31 Jan 2017 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 28 Jun 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (245.09 Kb) 14 Feb 2017
    Variation Request PDF (310.97 Kb) 03 Jan 2017

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 31 Mar 2016 1 files
    Client document checklist 26 Jan 2017 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 28 Dec 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Feb 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 16 May 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 07 Feb 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 07 May 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 28 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 30 Jul 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1341 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-1340 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls: Mid water trawl with cod-end mesh size greater than 32mm 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 07 May 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Nov 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (152.03 Kb) 02 Aug 2018
    Variation Response PDF (367.50 Kb) 21 Aug 2018
    Variation Request PDF (161.36 Kb) 30 Oct 2018
    Variation Response PDF (368.41 Kb) 19 Nov 2018