- Certifier :
- Control Union (UK) Limited
- Certified status :
- Certified since :
- 17 Apr 2017
- Certificate expires :
- 15 Oct 2027
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
Catch by Species
|Species||Reported Catch Year||Metric Tonnes|
|Herring (Clupea harengus)||2021||119,370|
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.
Eligibility, client groups and vessel lists
A fishery may choose to define the members of the fishery certificate. These members can be vessels or other client group members (e.g. companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle certified product covered within the fishery certificate scope). Please refer to the fishery certificate statement on additional product specific eligibility criteria (e.g. product eligibility limitations, eligibility date, exclusive points of landing and the point where Chain of Custody certificate is required). Please consult the fishery Public Certification Report for product eligibility rationale.
|Vessel List||16 Apr 2021||1 files|
About this Fishery
The North Sea herring stock extends from the Norwegian coast into the North Sea and through to the eastern Channel. The fish are caught using pelagic (midwater) trawls.
This is a reassessment begun in 2016, combining two certified fisheries:
Pelagic Freezer Trawler Association (PFA) North Sea herring
Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group Ltd (SPSG) North Sea herring
Herring (Clupea harengus) image © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book