Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
30 Aug 2012
Certificate expires : 
21 Nov 2023

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.

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  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Apr 2022 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Surveillance Audit Delay Announcement 15 Dec 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Jul 2021 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Mar 2021 1 files
    Stakeholder Announcement: Delayed surveillance audit announcement 18 Nov 2020 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
  • Scope Extension (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1858 American angler (Lophius americanus) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1859 American angler (Lophius americanus) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1861 American angler (Lophius americanus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1860 American angler (Lophius americanus) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1862 American angler (Lophius americanus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1863 American angler (Lophius americanus) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 04 Oct 2018 1 files

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Gap Analysis 26 Jun 2018 1 files
    Expedited assessment announcement 26 Jun 2018 1 files
    Notification statement 25 Jun 2018 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited audit announcement 16 Jan 2019 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 22 May 2018 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 22 May 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (455.53 Kb) 23 May 2018
    Variation Response PDF (509.57 Kb) 23 May 2018
    Variation Request PDF (455.63 Kb) 23 May 2018

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 26 Apr 2018 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 26 Apr 2018 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 02 Mar 2018 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 03 Mar 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (510.91 Kb) 07 Mar 2018
    Other document: Timeline Deviation PDF (553.94 Kb) 04 Jan 2018
    Variation Request PDF (309.45 Kb) 01 Mar 2018

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 02 Mar 2018 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (309.05 Kb) 23 Aug 2017
    Other document: Proposed Peer Reviewers PDF (345.68 Kb) 20 Dec 2017

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 02 May 2017 1 files
    Use of the RBF 13 Apr 2017 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 01 Apr 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2298 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2301 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2299 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2302 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2300 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2303 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1852 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1853 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1855 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1854 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1857 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1856 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Apr 2022 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2021)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2298 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2301 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2299 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2302 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2300 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2303 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1853 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1855 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1857 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Mar 2021 1 files
    Surveillance report 26 Jul 2021 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-2301 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2298 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2299 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2302 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2300 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-2303 Little skate (Raja erinacea) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 25 Aug 2020 1 files
    Public certification report and announcement 25 Aug 2020 1 files

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 04 Aug 2020 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 06 Aug 2020 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report announcement 30 Jun 2020 1 files
    Public comment draft report 30 Jun 2020 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 21 Apr 2020 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 10 Mar 2020 1 files

    Scope extension announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope extension announcement 10 Mar 2020 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Scope extension announcement 10 Mar 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 13 Aug 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Nov 2019 1 files

  • Scope Extension (started 2018)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-1852 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1853 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1854 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1855 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1856 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-1857 Winter skate (Raja ocellata) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report and announcement 04 Jun 2019 1 files
    Public certification report 04 Jun 2019 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 09 May 2019 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 09 May 2019 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 26 Mar 2019 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 26 Mar 2019 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 04 Oct 2018 1 files

    Expedited audit announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Notification statement 25 Jun 2018 1 files
    Expedited assessment announcement 26 Jun 2018 1 files
    Gap Analysis 26 Jun 2018 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Expedited audit announcement 16 Jan 2019 1 files

  • Initial Assessment (started 2010)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 30 Aug 2012 1 files
    Public certification announcement 30 Aug 2012 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 17 Jul 2012 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 17 Jul 2012 1 files
    Objections File type Published on
    Objection - Stakeholder Notification.pdf PDF (93.00 Kb) 30 Aug 2012

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 28 Feb 2012 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 28 Feb 2012 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 04 May 2011 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 08 Oct 2010 2 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 17 Sep 2010 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed assessment team 03 Aug 2010 1 files
    Stakeholder announcement 03 Aug 2010 1 files
    Confirmation of assessment team 17 Sep 2010 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 22 Feb 2011 3 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 04 Apr 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 02 Aug 2017 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 22 Dec 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 14 Apr 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 06 Nov 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 23 Feb 2015 2 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (183.92 Kb) 13 Jan 2015
    Variation Request PDF (317.55 Kb) 08 Jan 2015

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0460 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0457 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Gillnets And Entangling Nets - Gillnets 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0458 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0461 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Hooks And Lines - Longlines 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0459 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
      UoC-0462 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) Trawls - Bottom trawls 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Sep 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 05 Dec 2013 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (305.13 Kb) 18 Nov 2013
    Variation Request PDF (267.71 Kb) 18 Nov 2013
    Variation Request PDF (305.13 Kb) 18 Nov 2013
    Variation Request PDF (267.71 Kb) 18 Nov 2013
    Other: Extension of Scope certification report PDF (830.25 Kb) 24 Jan 2013
    Variation Response PDF (182.61 Kb) 05 Dec 2013
    Variation Request PDF (312.19 Kb) 24 Jan 2013
    Other: Final Report on extension of scope certification PDF (829.27 Kb) 12 Feb 2013
    Variation Response PDF (297.00 Kb) 24 Jan 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Final Report on extension of scope certification PDF (403.79 Kb) 12 Feb 2013
    Change of Conformity Assessment Body PDF (303.55 Kb) 26 Aug 2014
    Other: Change to scope PDF (108.14 Kb) 25 Jun 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Extension of scope Certification Report PDF (404.80 Kb) 24 Jan 2013