Certifier : 
SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
02 Jun 2016
Certificate expires : 
31 Aug 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 audit announcement = Open consultation 27 Jun 2022 1 files
    Scope extension announcement = Open consultation 26 Jun 2022 1 files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report = Open consultation 25 Jun 2022 1 files
    Public certification report 04 Nov 2021 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 31 Aug 2021 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Variation Response PDF (123.47 Kb) 01 Jul 2021
    Variation Request PDF (313.58 Kb) 17 Jun 2021
    Variation Request PDF (313.58 Kb) 17 Jun 2021
    Variation Request PDF (313.58 Kb) 17 Jun 2021
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (66.28 Kb) 22 Aug 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2199.61 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2199.61 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2199.61 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (2199.61 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Request PDF (322.62 Kb) 14 Feb 2019
    Variation Response PDF (363.23 Kb) 25 Jul 2017
    Variation Request PDF (308.40 Kb) 22 Jul 2017
  • Re-Assessment (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2519 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2517 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2515 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2521 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2523 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2525 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2518 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2516 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2520 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2514 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2524 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2522 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 04 Nov 2021 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 31 Aug 2021 1 files

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination 27 Jul 2021 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 27 Jul 2021 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 19 May 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 18 May 2021 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 27 Jul 2021 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 17 Feb 2021 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 04 Sep 2020 1 files
    Stakeholder input (ACDR) 19 Aug 2021 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 04 Sep 2020 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 17 Feb 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2521 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2519 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2515 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2517 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2523 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2525 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2516 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2518 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2520 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2514 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2524 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2522 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 27 Jun 2022 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2741 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2727 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2732 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2726 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2728 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2738 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2725 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2729 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2735 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2724 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2742 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2733 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2739 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2736 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2730 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2737 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2731 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2740 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2734 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 25 Jun 2022 1 files

    Scope extension announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope extension announcement 26 Jun 2022 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 02 Jun 2016 1 files
    Public certification announcement 02 Jun 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Certificate Sharing Statement PDF (121.02 Kb) 02 Jun 2016

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 03 May 2016 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 03 May 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Revised Timeline PDF (474.60 Kb) 11 Mar 2016

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 10 Dec 2015 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 10 Dec 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (182.69 Kb) 12 Apr 2016
    Variation Request PDF (494.14 Kb) 28 Apr 2016
    Variation Response PDF (173.34 Kb) 28 Apr 2016
    Variation Request PDF (619.77 Kb) 12 Apr 2016

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 02 Oct 2015 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 19 Oct 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Curriculum Vitae: Don Aldous PDF (40.77 Kb) 06 Oct 2015
    Other document: Curriculum Vitae: Neil Klaer PDF (97.91 Kb) 06 Oct 2015

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 06 Jan 2015 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 22 Jan 2015 1 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 18 Feb 2015 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 06 Dec 2015 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 06 Jan 2015 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 22 Jan 2015 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (91.89 Kb) 18 Nov 2015

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 06 Jan 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 05 Oct 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 Feb 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 10 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 31 Aug 2019 1 files

  • Extended Surveillance Audit - P1 upgrade to v2.0 (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 10 May 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Jan 2020 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Ongoing surveillance 23 Jan 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 02 Nov 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Feb 2019 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1184 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1185 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines): Free school sets, unassociated with fish aggregating devices 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 02 May 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 08 Sep 2017 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (355.86 Kb) 02 Aug 2017
    Variation Response PDF (198.84 Kb) 19 Jul 2018
    Variation Response PDF (198.10 Kb) 21 Aug 2018
    Variation Request PDF (594.67 Kb) 21 Aug 2018