Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
13 Aug 2019
Certificate expires : 
12 Feb 2025

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
    Announcement Comment Draft Report = Open consultation 10 May 2024 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 10 May 2024 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement = Open consultation 10 May 2024 1 files
    Scope declaration template 09 May 2024 1 files
    Surveillance report 28 Sep 2023 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
  • Re-Assessment (started 2024)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 10 May 2024 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 10 May 2024 1 files
    Scope declaration template 09 May 2024 1 files

  • Initial assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1990 Chilean jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 13 Aug 2019 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 13 Aug 2019 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 16 Jul 2019 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 16 Jul 2019 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 06 Jun 2019 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 06 Jun 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (238.81 Kb) 11 Jul 2019
    Variation Response PDF (195.37 Kb) 19 Jul 2019

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 02 Apr 2019 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 29 Jan 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 03 Jan 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2024)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1990 Chilean jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 10 May 2024 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 14 Aug 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 28 Sep 2023 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 04 Apr 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 28 Jun 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1988 Blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1989 Greenback horse mackerel (Trachurus declivis) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1991 Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 17 Feb 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 15 Apr 2021 1 files