Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
05 Jul 2016
Certificate expires : 
04 Feb 2022

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 10 Jan 2022 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement = Open consultation 10 Jan 2022 1 files
    Variation Response 06 Dec 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 03 Dec 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report 02 Dec 2021 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Variation Response PDF (124.63 Kb) 06 Dec 2021
    Variation Request PDF (198.11 Kb) 02 Dec 2021
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (53.82 Kb) 23 Jul 2019
    List of client group members PDF (306.29 Kb) 16 Aug 2018
    Other document: MSC022 Advisory for stakeholders of delayed surveillance audit (16_04_2018) PDF (254.23 Kb) 16 Apr 2018
    Variation Response PDF (511.72 Kb) 12 Apr 2018
    Variation Request PDF (413.08 Kb) 09 Apr 2018
    Other document: MSC022 Notice of reinstatement of certificate 9th April 2018 PDF (326.50 Kb) 09 Apr 2018
    Fishery Suspended PDF (238.79 Kb) 09 Jan 2018
    Variation Response PDF (508.67 Kb) 01 Dec 2017
    Variation Request PDF (498.83 Kb) 30 Nov 2017
  • Re-Assessment (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination 10 Jan 2022 1 files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 10 Jan 2022 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Dec 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 03 Dec 2021 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 18 Aug 2021 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 30 Mar 2021 1 files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 31 Mar 2021 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment timeline 18 Aug 2021 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 05 Jul 2016 3 files
    Public certification announcement 05 Jul 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Revised PCR PDF (9835.38 Kb) 31 Mar 2017
    Other document: Stakeholder Notification of Revised PCR PDF (235.29 Kb) 31 Mar 2017

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 07 Jun 2016 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 07 Jun 2016 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 17 Mar 2016 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 17 Mar 2016 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 16 Apr 2015 1 files
    Peer review confirmation 20 Apr 2015 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 22 Jan 2015 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

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

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 11 Dec 2014 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 09 Dec 2014 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 22 Jan 2015 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 21 Dec 2015 2 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 31 Mar 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 20 Jul 2021 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 21 Jan 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Apr 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder advisory regarding SAIG's intention to conduct the surveillance outside of the allowed 6 month-window PDF (194.26 Kb) 22 Jan 2020

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 15 Jan 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 20 May 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance Audit outside of 6 month window PDF (255.21 Kb) 10 Jan 2019
    Stakeholder Announcement: Stakeholder Notification regarding SAI Global’s intention to change surveillance audit activities dates PDF (348.23 Kb) 11 Feb 2019

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1175 Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1177 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1173 Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1174 Saithe(=Pollock) (Pollachius virens) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 15 Jun 2018 1 files
    Surveillance report 17 Sep 2018 1 files