Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
09 Jun 2015
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
    Surveillance report 19 Jul 2022 1 files
    Variation Response 30 Jun 2022 1 files
    Variation Request 27 Jun 2022 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to assessment team 24 Mar 2022 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Mar 2022 2 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Other document: CABs joint announcement MEGVAR PDF (561.25 Kb) 16 Oct 2020
    Other document: CABs joint announcement MEGVAR PDF (561.25 Kb) 16 Oct 2020
    Variation Response PDF (196.89 Kb) 21 Jun 2019
    Variation Request PDF (194.43 Kb) 06 Jun 2019
    Variation Request PDF (194.43 Kb) 06 Jun 2019
    Variation Request PDF (194.43 Kb) 06 Jun 2019
    Stakeholder Announcement: Withdrawal of UoAs 3, 4, 5, and 6 PDF (144.42 Kb) 21 May 2019
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (252.96 Kb) 14 Mar 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2200.01 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2200.01 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2200.01 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2200.01 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Request PDF (322.62 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Other document: MSC Contact Details Submission Form V.1 PDF (205.34 Kb) 11 Jun 2015
  • Re-Assessment (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1972 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1974 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-2278 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1975 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1973 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 10 Aug 2020 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 10 Aug 2020 1 files

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 15 Jul 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 10 Jul 2020 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 07 May 2020 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 07 May 2020 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 03 Mar 2020 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 03 Oct 2019 1 files
    Stakeholder input 07 Nov 2019 1 files

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 03 Oct 2019 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Timeline 03 Oct 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-2278 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Mar 2022 2 files
    Surveillance report 19 Jul 2022 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to assessment team PDF (508.18 Kb) 24 Mar 2022
    Variation Request PDF (162.15 Kb) 27 Jun 2022
    Variation Response PDF (128.02 Kb) 30 Jun 2022

  • Initial Assessment (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 09 Jun 2015 1 files
    Public certification announcement 09 Jun 2015 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.

    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder Notification: Peer reviewer proposed for pilot harmonisation meeting PDF (299.16 Kb) 17 Mar 2016
    Other document: Participation in P1 pilot process PDF (314.67 Kb) 23 Feb 2016

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 25 Nov 2014 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 25 Nov 2014 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 18 Sep 2014 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 18 Sep 2014 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 10 Jul 2014 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 31 Oct 2013 2 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 22 Oct 2013 1 files
    Use of the RBF 22 Oct 2013 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 17 Sep 2013 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 17 Sep 2013 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 29 Oct 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Addition to team - Dale Kolody PDF (542.03 Kb) 20 May 2014
    Stakeholder Announcement: Confirmation of Addition to Team PDF (210.85 Kb) 11 Jun 2014

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 17 Sep 2013 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1974 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1972 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1973 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1975 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Oct 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 04 Feb 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 21 Aug 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Feb 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (153.29 Kb) 13 Nov 2018
    Variation Response PDF (199.20 Kb) 15 Nov 2018
    Variation Request PDF (152.44 Kb) 29 Jan 2019
    Variation Response PDF (197.22 Kb) 29 Jan 2019

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 08 Aug 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Nov 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    List of client group members PDF (167.74 Kb) 13 Mar 2018

  • Scope Extension (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1371 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 27 Feb 2017 1 files
    Public certification report and announcement 27 Feb 2017 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 17 Feb 2017 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 31 Jan 2017 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 22 Dec 2016 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 22 Dec 2016 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 10 Nov 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: The removal of two UoAs PDF (273.03 Kb) 13 Sep 2016

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited assessment announcement 12 Jul 2016 1 files
    Gap Analysis 12 Jul 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (328.78 Kb) 12 Jul 2016
    Variation Response PDF (230.82 Kb) 12 Jul 2016

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2016)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1033 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central), 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 16 Jun 2016 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Dec 2016 1 files