Certifier : 
Acoura Marine Limited trading as LRQA
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
14 Mar 2012
Certificate expires : 
11 Jan 2024

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
    Surveillance report 13 May 2022 1 files
    Vessel List 15 Mar 2022 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Feb 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 18 Jan 2021 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 20 Oct 2020 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Vessel List PDF (241.95 Kb) 15 Mar 2022
    Vessel List PDF (175.97 Kb) 30 Nov 2021
    Vessel List PDF (175.83 Kb) 08 Nov 2021
    Vessel List PDF (171.46 Kb) 05 Nov 2021
    Vessel List PDF (207.97 Kb) 13 Aug 2021
    Vessel List PDF (127.36 Kb) 05 Jul 2021
    Vessel List PDF (127.90 Kb) 24 May 2021
    Vessel List PDF (127.38 Kb) 07 Dec 2020
    Vessel List PDF (131.19 Kb) 04 Dec 2020
    Vessel List PDF (209.56 Kb) 11 Sep 2020
    Vessel List PDF (215.67 Kb) 07 Jan 2020
    Vessel List PDF (197.66 Kb) 30 Sep 2019
    Vessel List PDF (213.56 Kb) 16 Aug 2019
    Vessel List PDF (213.15 Kb) 07 Aug 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (144.88 Kb) 25 Jul 2019
    Vessel List PDF (213.19 Kb) 02 May 2019
    Vessel List PDF (259.11 Kb) 04 Feb 2019
    Vessel List PDF (260.55 Kb) 26 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (260.56 Kb) 04 Oct 2018
    Vessel List PDF (258.30 Kb) 19 Jul 2018
    Vessel List PDF (262.82 Kb) 26 Feb 2018
    Stakeholder Announcement: Certificate Extension PDF (69.53 Kb) 30 Jan 2018
    Variation Request PDF (575.55 Kb) 29 Nov 2017
    Variation Response PDF (377.19 Kb) 29 Nov 2017
    Fishery Suspended PDF (392.94 Kb) 24 Nov 2017
    Vessel List PDF (541.49 Kb) 11 Oct 2017
    Variation Response PDF (363.93 Kb) 08 Aug 2017
    Variation Request PDF (273.07 Kb) 02 Aug 2017
    Vessel List PDF (541.46 Kb) 24 Jul 2017
    Variation Request PDF (343.32 Kb) 19 Aug 2016
    Variation Request PDF (343.32 Kb) 19 Aug 2016
    Variation Response PDF (231.81 Kb) 19 Aug 2016
    Variation Response PDF (232.42 Kb) 19 Aug 2016
  • Re-Assessment (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 12 Jul 2018 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 12 Jul 2018 1 files

    There was an objection accepted to the final report and determination for this fishery.
    The Independent Adjudicator’s final decision is included in the Public Certification Report.
    Please email standards@msc.org to request the documents related to this objection.


    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination announcement 05 Jan 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination 05 Jan 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Revised Timeline PDF (134.36 Kb) 19 Dec 2017

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 13 Nov 2017 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 13 Nov 2017 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 28 Sep 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Revised timeline PDF (55.00 Kb) 26 Oct 2017
    Stakeholder Announcement: New Information Consultation Period PDF (158.11 Kb) 25 May 2017

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 18 Aug 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Revised Timeline PDF (135.75 Kb) 30 Mar 2017

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 18 Apr 2018 1 files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 23 Apr 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Feb 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 May 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 20 Oct 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 18 Jan 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 01 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Aug 2019 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2010)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0438 European lobster (Homarus gammarus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 14 Mar 2012 1 files
    Public certification announcement 14 Mar 2012 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 20 Dec 2011 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 20 Dec 2011 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 01 Nov 2011 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 01 Nov 2011 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 08 Mar 2011 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 28 Jun 2010 2 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Site visit postponed PDF (56.24 Kb) 30 Sep 2010

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 28 Jun 2010 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 18 May 2010 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 18 May 2010 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 28 May 2010 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 19 May 2011 3 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 19 Aug 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 02 Dec 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (454.93 Kb) 25 Nov 2016
    Variation Response PDF (234.09 Kb) 25 Nov 2016

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 23 Jul 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 07 Oct 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (345.82 Kb) 18 Aug 2016

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 27 Feb 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 24 Apr 2014 2 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0436 Brown crab (Cancer pagurus) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0439 Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus) Dredges - Boat dredges 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)
      UoC-0437 Velvet swimcrab (Necora puber) Traps - Pots 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 14 Feb 2013 2 files
    Surveillance report 06 Jun 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (184.35 Kb) 12 Mar 2013
    Variation Request PDF (88.26 Kb) 12 Mar 2013