Certifier : 
SCS Global Services
Certified status : 
Certified with Unit(s) in Assessment
Certified since : 
21 Jun 2018
Certificate expires : 
20 Dec 2023

Overview

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-1995 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
    UoC-1612 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
    UoC-1997 Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
    UoC-1994 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
    UoC-1613 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
    UoC-1996 Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central) MSC-F-30076 (F-SCS-0112 )
  • In Assessment
    MSC UoC Number Species Gear Type Ocean Area
    UoC-2684 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2685 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)
    UoC-2686 Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) Surrounding Nets - With purse lines (purse seines) 71 (Pacific, Western Central), 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) 2021 59,285
Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) 2021 15,828

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.