Certifier : 
Global Trust Certification Ltd.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
15 Sep 2021
Certificate expires : 
14 Sep 2026

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-2364 European flounder (Platichthys flesus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls: Demersal Otter Trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523
    UoC-2362 European flounder (Platichthys flesus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls: Demersal trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523
    UoC-2427 European flounder (Platichthys flesus) Trawls - Midwater trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523
    UoC-2430 European flounder (Platichthys flesus) Trawls - Midwater trawls - otter trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523
    UoC-2368 European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls: Demersal Otter Trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523
    UoC-2366 Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls: Demersal otter trawl 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31523

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
European flounder (Platichthys flesus) 2018 12,485.8
European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) 2018 673
Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) 2018 71.2

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.