Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
26 Jul 2018
Certificate expires : 
25 Jan 2024

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-1521 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls: Single Nephrops (TR2) trawl, Twin Nephrops (TR2) trawl, Demersal TR1 trawl, Twin demersal TR1 trawl, Danish seine (TR1), Pair seine–trawl (TR1) & Pair trawl (TR1) 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) MSC-F-31383 (F-CUP-055)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) 2020 4,573

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.

About this Fishery

Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) image © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book

Rockall haddock is the same species (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) as the North Sea haddock targeted by the SFSAG, but a different population. The fishery entered assessment in early 2017.

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