Clams and Cockle fishery from Ria de Arousa
Last Updated: 25 April 2013
Number of fisheries: 4
Cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra)
Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussatus)
Short-necked clam (Ruditapes philippinarum)
MSC assessment status
Following a 30-day period of comment on the Draft Report for the, the Conformity Assessment Body, Bureau Veritas Certification, has met to consider the report of the assessment team, the report of the Peer Review panel and all stakeholder comments. The Determination reached by the certification body is that the should be certified in accordance with the MSC Standard. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DETERMINATION, NOT A FINAL CERTIFICATION RESULT. THIS FISHERY IS THEREFORE NOT YET CERTIFIED, NOR IS IT ABLE TO USE THE MSC ECOLABEL ON ANY PRODUCTS.
There is now a 15 working day period during which a party may lodge a notice of objection to the determinations reached. For further information on the objections process, including the grounds upon which an objection can be made, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the MSC London Office (Please follow this link for the MSC London Office address).
Any intent to file an objection should first be addressed to the Independent Adjudicator care of the MSC's Chief Executive, Mr Rupert Howes at the email address email@example.com, by 5pm GMT, 17 May 2013.
Please refer to the assessment downloads for further information.
Ria de Arousa (Punta Portomouro to Punta Pedra Rubia area). FAO zone 27. North Atlantic
Fishermen walking with hand devices or on boards with hand devices.
The fishery activities are managed by Galicia’s Regional Fisheries Government
The main market for clams is Spain.
The assessment process is expected to take between 9-12 months and is scheduled for completion around 09/2012. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 31/07/2012.
The MSC ecolabel can only be applied to product from certified fisheries. The MSC program does allow, in certain circumstances and within strict traceability requirements, the MSC ecolabel to be applied following certification to product caught before the actual date of certification. The target eligibility date therefore represents the date from which products may become eligible to carry the MSC ecolabel, however they cannot be sold until and if the fishery is certified. The actual eligibility date will be determined if the fishery is certified to the MSC standard.
To find out more about when fish from this fishery may be sold with the MSC ecolabel, please follow this link (http://www.msc.org/get-certified/supply-chain/eligibility-dates).
Tonnage of the fishery
7000 - 8000 kg