Certifier : 
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
16 Jul 2018
Certificate expires : 
15 Jan 2029


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

  • Certified
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area Certificate Code
    UoC-1531 Striped venus (Chamelea gallina) Dredges - Boat dredges 37 (Mediterranean and Black Sea) MSC-F-31381 (DNV-F-264689)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Striped venus (Chamelea gallina) 2022 1,930

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.

Eligibility, client groups and vessel lists

A fishery may choose to define the members of the fishery certificate. These members can be vessels or other client group members (e.g. companies that own vessels and/or companies that are named as eligible to handle certified product covered within the fishery certificate scope). Please refer to the fishery certificate statement on additional product specific eligibility criteria (e.g. product eligibility limitations, eligibility date, exclusive points of landing and the point where Chain of Custody certificate is required). Please consult the fishery Public Certification Report for product eligibility rationale.

Documents Published on Files
Vessel List 10 Dec 2021 2 files

About this Fishery

The Cooperative OP Bivalvia Veneto harvest striped clams in the Northern Adriatic Sea. 

The cooperative consists of 58 vessels in the district of Venice and 53 from Chioggia. Clams are harvested using hydraulic dredges. Current catch is around 3000 - 3500 tons per year. 

The fishery is a 'catch and grow' operation, eligible for assessment as an enhanced fishery

Market Information

The target market is currently Italian. There is great interest from foreign companies for MSC certified clams, so the market may grow if the fishery is certified.