Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Combined with another assessment
Certified since : 
09 Mar 2010
Certificate expires : 
31 Jul 2015


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.


Some or all units that participated in this fishery are now covered by another assessment. Please see the SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring for more information.

Units of Certification & Certificate Information

  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification) Certificate Code
    UoC-0183 Herring (Clupea harengus) Trawls - Midwater trawls 27 (Atlantic, Northeast) Withdrawn F-FCI-0006

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About this Fishery

NOTE: This fishery has been combined with SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring from 2016. 

The Atlanto-Scandian herring is the largest herring stock in the world, and the largest stock of any commercial species in the North Atlantic. It is a highly migratory northern herring stock, widely distributed throughout large parts of the North East Atlantic. The Atlanto-Scandian herring is distinguishable from other herring stocks by its greater number of vertebrae, and larger overall size.

Herring (Clupea harengus) image © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book