Certifier : 
SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
Combined with another assessment
Certified since : 
22 May 2018
Certificate expires : 
21 Nov 2023


Fisheries are composed of one or more parts, each of which is entitled to receive an MSC certificate. These parts or “units” are defined by their target stock(s), fishing gear type(s) and if relevant vessel type(s), and the fishing fleets or groups of vessels.

When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries

Units of Certification & Certificate Information

  • No longer in the program
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Status (Units of Certification)
    UoC-1663 Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii) Trawls - Bottom trawls: small mesh bottom trawl 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) Withdrawn
    UoC-2000 Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) Trawls - Bottom trawls - otter trawls: Small mesh bottom trawl 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) Withdrawn

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) 2017 22,516
Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii) 2018 11,610

Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.