Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
16 Apr 2004
Certificate expires : 
11 Feb 2026

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.

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Vessel List 28 Jun 2022 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 May 2022 1 files
    Public certification report 12 Feb 2021 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 12 Feb 2021 1 files
    20210210_IA Notice of Cessation South Africa Hake.pdf 10 Feb 2021 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Vessel List PDF (634.51 Kb) 28 Jun 2022
    Vessel List PDF (166.41 Kb) 26 Feb 2021
    Variation Request PDF (289.53 Kb) 24 Nov 2020
    Variation Response PDF (138.30 Kb) 24 Nov 2020
    Vessel List PDF (531.10 Kb) 30 Oct 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (205.74 Kb) 08 Aug 2019
    Variation Response PDF (197.89 Kb) 30 Jul 2019
    Variation Request PDF (125.89 Kb) 26 Jul 2019
    Vessel List PDF (187.44 Kb) 23 May 2019
  • Re-Assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report announcement 12 Feb 2021 1 files
    Public certification report 12 Feb 2021 1 files

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 29 Oct 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 29 Oct 2020 1 files
    Objections File type Published on
    20210210_IA Notice of Cessation South Africa Hake.pdf PDF (88.57 Kb) 10 Feb 2021
    20201211_Wildtrust_Amended Notice of Objection.pdf PDF (442.88 Kb) 07 Jan 2021
    20210701_IA_Notice of Acceptance.pdf PDF (148.13 Kb) 07 Jan 2021

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 11 Sep 2020 1 files
    Public comment draft report 11 Sep 2020 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 17 Dec 2019 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 27 Sep 2019 1 files

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 27 Sep 2019 1 files
    Use of the RBF 27 Sep 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Timeline 27 Sep 2019 1 files
    Assessment timeline 16 Sep 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 May 2022 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 26 May 2015 1 files
    Public certification announcement 26 May 2015 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 28 Apr 2015 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 28 Apr 2015 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 05 Feb 2015 1 files
    Public comment draft report 05 Feb 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (317.50 Kb) 29 Jan 2015
    Variation Response PDF (237.92 Kb) 29 Jan 2015

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Nov 2014 4 files
    Peer review confirmation 13 Jan 2015 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 04 Feb 2014 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 04 Feb 2014 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 21 Jan 2014 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 21 Jan 2014 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 30 Jan 2014 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 12 Mar 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 27 Sep 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 19 Dec 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Apr 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 14 Aug 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (155.05 Kb) 06 Jul 2018
    Variation Response PDF (242.72 Kb) 17 Jul 2018

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Apr 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 18 Jul 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 05 Apr 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Jul 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (420.70 Kb) 20 Jul 2016
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to onsite team PDF (397.97 Kb) 12 May 2016

  • Re-Assessment (started 2007)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 17 Mar 2010 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 19 Feb 2010 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 12 Oct 2009 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 12 Oct 2009 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Extension to certificate PDF (27.52 Kb) 14 Jul 2009
    Stakeholder Announcement: Further extension to certificate PDF (27.46 Kb) 19 Feb 2010
    Stakeholder Announcement: Further extension to certificate PDF (37.33 Kb) 12 Oct 2009

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 26 May 2009 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 11 Apr 2008 2 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 04 Feb 2008 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Stakeholder announcement 19 Nov 2007 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 19 Nov 2007 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Jan 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 11 Apr 2014 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 11 Apr 2013 4 files
    Surveillance report 11 Apr 2013 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2012)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Apr 2012 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Jul 2012 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (96.87 Kb) 12 Apr 2012
    Variation Response PDF (132.80 Kb) 12 Jul 2012

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2011)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 26 Jul 2011 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Jul 2011 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2002)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination announcement 01 Apr 2004 1 files
    Final report and determination 01 Mar 2004 4 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 01 Jan 2004 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 01 Jan 2004 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 01 Aug 2003 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Extension to stakeholder consultation PDF (24.29 Kb) 17 Jan 2003

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 01 Apr 2003 2 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 29 Jan 2003 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 01 Oct 2002 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2008)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance report 15 Jul 2008 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2007)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance report 01 Oct 2007 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance audit 3 delayed PDF (24.82 Kb) 03 Apr 2013

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2006)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance report 01 May 2006 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2005)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0073 Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)
      UoC-0074 Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis) Trawls - Bottom trawls 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance report 01 May 2005 1 files