Certifier : 
SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
11 May 2020
Certificate expires : 
10 Nov 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-2577 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2074 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine fishing, anchored FADS 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2075 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine fishing, drifting FADS 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2073 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine fishing, free school (un-associated sets) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2071 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine fishing, anchored FADS 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2072 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Purse seine fishing, drifting FADS 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470
    UoC-2070 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): free school (un-associated sets) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31470

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) 2019 107,021
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2019 36,650

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.