Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
18 Oct 2019
Certificate expires : 
17 Apr 2025

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
    Final draft report and determination 02 May 2024 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 02 May 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (FDR) 02 May 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Site visit rearranged 05 Apr 2024 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Apr 2024 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
  • Re-Assessment (started 2024)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2904 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2903 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-2902 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 01 Mar 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (ACDR) 28 Mar 2024 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope declaration template 01 Mar 2024 1 files
    Fishery announcement template 01 Mar 2024 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Site visit rearranged PDF (209.68 Kb) 05 Apr 2024

  • Initial assessment (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report announcement 24 Oct 2019 1 files
    Public certification report 24 Oct 2019 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 26 Sep 2019 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 26 Sep 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (160.46 Kb) 12 Sep 2019
    Variation Response PDF (207.04 Kb) 20 Sep 2019

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 20 Aug 2019 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 20 Aug 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Notice of intent to review new information PDF (197.96 Kb) 18 Dec 2018

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 12 Mar 2019 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 04 Apr 2018 1 files
    Use of the RBF 29 Mar 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Change to use of RBF PDF (134.47 Kb) 27 Apr 2018
    Other document: Timeline PDF (133.51 Kb) 13 Dec 2018
    Other document: Change of Team Leader PDF (128.50 Kb) 20 Aug 2019

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 29 Mar 2018 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2024)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 03 Apr 2024 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Jun 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Oct 2023 1 files

  • Early application of Section SE (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2904 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2903 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-2902 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Final Draft Report 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Section SE Final Draft Report announcement 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Section SE completion PDF (246.82 Kb) 05 Mar 2024

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report Announcement 31 Oct 2023 1 files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report 31 Oct 2023 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 09 Jun 2023 1 files

    Announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Announcement 12 Apr 2023 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 06 Feb 2024 1 files

  • Early application of Section SE (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Final Draft Report 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Section SE Final Draft Report announcement 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Section SE completion PDF (220.99 Kb) 05 Mar 2024

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report 31 Oct 2023 1 files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report Announcement 31 Oct 2023 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 09 Jun 2023 1 files

    Announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Announcement 12 Apr 2023 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 06 Feb 2024 1 files

  • Early application of Section SE (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Final Draft Report 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Section SE Final Draft Report announcement 07 Feb 2024 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Section SE completion PDF (224.31 Kb) 05 Mar 2024

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report 31 Oct 2023 1 files
    Section SE Public Comment Draft Report Announcement 31 Oct 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: PCDR stakeholder period extension PDF (216.73 Kb) 01 Dec 2023

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 09 Jun 2023 1 files

    Announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Section SE Announcement 12 Apr 2023 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 06 Feb 2024 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2904 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-2903 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-2902 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination 02 May 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (FDR) 02 May 2024 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 02 May 2024 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 01 Mar 2024 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 01 Mar 2024 1 files
    Stakeholder input (PCDR) 01 Mar 2024 2 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 12 Jul 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Shortlist of peer reviewers PDF (617.05 Kb) 13 Jul 2023

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 24 Mar 2023 1 files
    Stakeholder input (ACDR) 25 Apr 2023 2 files

    Scope extension announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope extension announcement 24 Mar 2023 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (152.23 Kb) 13 Jan 2023
    Variation Response PDF (121.89 Kb) 19 Jan 2023
    Variation Request PDF (435.39 Kb) 24 Mar 2023
    Variation Response PDF (134.64 Kb) 03 Apr 2023

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 24 Oct 2023 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Sep 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 11 Jan 2023 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1770 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1771 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
      UoC-1772 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1769 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1766 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
      UoC-1767 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) - one boat operated purse seines: All purse seine set types 71 (Pacific, Western Central)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Sep 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 05 Jan 2022 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (219.02 Kb) 20 Jul 2021
    Variation Response PDF (126.20 Kb) 20 Aug 2021
    Variation Request PDF (233.91 Kb) 14 Oct 2021
    Variation Response PDF (124.48 Kb) 11 Nov 2021