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SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
18 Apr 2006
Certificate expires : 
08 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.

Please note that this assessment covers the re-assessment of fisheries previously assessed separately and combines the following

US North Pacific sablefish

US North Pacific halibut

  • Recently uploaded documents
    Documents Published On Files
    Surveillance report 13 Dec 2023 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 08 Sep 2023 1 files
    Other document: Revised Certificate 13 Apr 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 24 Oct 2022 1 files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Jul 2022 1 files
  • General Fishery Documents
    Document Title File Type Published On
    Other document: Revised Certificate PDF (513.34 Kb) 13 Apr 2023
    Other document PDF (51.23 Kb) 21 May 2019
    Other document PDF (51.23 Kb) 21 May 2019
    Other document PDF (51.23 Kb) 21 May 2019
    Other document: Revsied Certificate PDF (629.68 Kb) 26 Sep 2017
  • Re-Assessment (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2406 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2408 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2407 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Traps - Pots: Bottom-set longline pots 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public Certification Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report announcement 09 Aug 2021 1 files
    Public certification report 09 Aug 2021 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (629.03 Kb) 06 Aug 2021

    Final Draft Report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final draft report and determination announcement 30 Jun 2021 1 files
    Final draft report and determination 30 Jun 2021 1 files

    Public Comment Draft Report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 14 May 2021 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 17 May 2021 1 files

    Peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 05 Jan 2021 1 files

    Announcement Comment Draft Report and stakeholder input

    Documents Published on Files
    Announcement Comment Draft Report 21 Aug 2020 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Other document: Certificate Sharing Agreement PDF (35.39 Kb) 30 Jun 2021

    Timeline

    Documents Published on Files

    Fishery announcement

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 21 Aug 2020 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Timeline 21 Aug 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2023)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2406 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2408 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2407 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Traps - Pots: Bottom-set longline pots 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 08 Sep 2023 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Dec 2023 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2022)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2408 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2406 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2407 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Traps - Pots: Bottom-set longline pots 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 18 Jul 2022 1 files
    Surveillance report 24 Oct 2022 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 20 Aug 2016 1 files
    Public certification report announcement 20 Aug 2016 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Stakeholder Announcement: Certificate Sharing Statement PDF (287.84 Kb) 20 Aug 2016

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 25 Jul 2016 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 25 Jul 2016 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 21 Jun 2016 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 21 Jun 2016 1 files

    Client and peer review

    Documents Published on Files
    Proposed peer reviewers 12 Apr 2016 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement template 30 Sep 2015 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 30 Sep 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2406 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Hooks And Lines - Set longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)
      UoC-2407 Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Traps - Pots: Bottom-set longline pots 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 26 Aug 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 24 Dec 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2020)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 20 Jan 2020 1 files
    Surveillance report 15 Apr 2020 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2019)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 09 Jan 2019 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Apr 2019 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures Template PDF (682.61 Kb) 03 Aug 2019

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2017)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Sep 2017 1 files
    Surveillance report 14 Nov 2018 1 files

  • Re-Assessment (started 2010)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 04 Aug 2011 1 files
    Public certification announcement 04 Aug 2011 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 05 Jul 2011 1 files
    Final report and determination announcement 05 Jul 2011 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (172.79 Kb) 19 Jul 2011
    Variation Response PDF (172.79 Kb) 19 Jul 2011
    Variation Response PDF (172.79 Kb) 19 Jul 2011
    Variation Response PDF (172.79 Kb) 19 Jul 2011
    Variation Request PDF (115.04 Kb) 19 Jul 2011

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 19 May 2011 1 files
    Public comment draft report announcement 19 May 2011 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 08 Jun 2010 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Response PDF (171.75 Kb) 14 Apr 2011
    Variation Request PDF (20.28 Kb) 14 Apr 2011
    Stakeholder Announcement: Confirmation of site visit location PDF (66.59 Kb) 20 Jun 2010

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 08 Jun 2010 1 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 30 Jul 2010 1 files

    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation

    Documents Published on Files
    Stakeholder announcement 11 May 2010 1 files

    Timeline Documents

    Documents Published on Files
    Fishery announcement, stakeholder identification and assessment team formation 14 Apr 2011 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2015)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 30 Sep 2015 1 files
    Surveillance report 09 Jan 2016 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2014)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 28 Aug 2014 1 files
    Surveillance report 11 Jun 2015 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2013)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 12 Jun 2013 1 files
    Surveillance report 12 Sep 2013 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2012)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 21 Aug 2012 1 files
    Surveillance report 13 Nov 2012 1 files
    Other Documents File type Published on
    Variation Request PDF (92.90 Kb) 02 Apr 2013
    Variation Response PDF (183.92 Kb) 02 Apr 2013
    Stakeholder Announcement: Incorrect posting of document PDF (153.43 Kb) 07 Nov 2012

  • Initial Assessment (started 2003)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Public certification report and certificate issue

    Documents Published on Files
    Public certification report 25 Apr 2006 1 files

    Final assessment report and determination

    Documents Published on Files
    Final report and determination 28 Mar 2006 1 files

    Public review of the draft assessment report

    Documents Published on Files
    Public comment draft report 15 Feb 2006 1 files

    Information gathering, stakeholder meetings and scoring

    Documents Published on Files
    Site visit announcement 20 Nov 2004 1 files

    Defining the assessment tree

    Documents Published on Files
    Assessment tree announcement 05 Jan 2004 2 files
    Assessment tree confirmation 01 Feb 2005 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2010)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 08 Jun 2010 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Aug 2010 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2009)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 13 May 2009 1 files
    Surveillance report 07 Jul 2009 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2008)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 05 Jun 2008 1 files
    Surveillance report 10 Dec 2008 1 files

  • Surveillance Audit (started 2007)
    • Units of Certification
      MSC UoC Number Species Gear type Ocean Area
      UoC-0066 Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Hooks And Lines - Longlines: Bottom-set longline hook and line 67 (Pacific, Northeast)

    Ongoing surveillance

    Documents Published on Files
    Surveillance audit announcement 27 Nov 2007 1 files
    Surveillance report 27 Nov 2007 1 files