Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
In Assessment
Certified since : 
05 Oct 2018
Certificate expires : 
04 Apr 2024

Overview

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.

When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries

Units of Certification & Certificate Information

  • Suspended
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-1746 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31399 (F-CUP-058)
    UoC-1736 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-31399 (F-CUP-058)
  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2995 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2996 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification)
    UoC-3123 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) Withdrawn
    UoC-3120 Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) Withdrawn
    UoC-3122 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) Withdrawn
    UoC-3121 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Pelagic longline 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) Withdrawn

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) 2021 485.7
Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) 2022 781.7
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2022 1,260.4

Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.