Clyde nephrops creel
Last Updated: 17th August 2011
Number of fisheries: 1
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Nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus)
MSC assessment status
The certification body, Moody Marine Ltd., has announced a revised timeline for the Clyde nephrops creel fishery.
Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further information.
Clyde Sea and Sea Lochs, ICES Area VIa, Management Area C, Functional Unit 13
Creel (baited Nephrops creel on lines).
The overall management of the Nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus) fishery is determined by the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which sets out technical measures and quotas for the fishery. The CFP is implemented by Member States. The UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has agreed a Subject Specific Concordat with the Scottish Executive to enforce EC measures within Scottish waters.
The Clyde Nephrops fishery lies entirely within Scottish Internal Waters. It can only be prosecuted by UK fishing vessels, which are susceptible to the provisions of domestic fisheries legislation made by the Scottish Executive using its powers under the Inshore Fishing (Scotland) Act 1984. This Act enables the Scottish Executive to make Orders to regulate or prohibit fishing activities. Stocks are controlled through a restrictive licencing system. SEERAD Fisheries Departments manage quota through Producer Organisation's (POs), including transfer and quota swap. Additional management measures include minimum net, mesh and landing size.
Markets for whole nephrops are principally in Southern Europe, and there is significant use of tails in Scampi production for the domestic UK market.
The assessment process is scheduled for completion in or around November 2011. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The proposed target eligibility date is the 1st June 2010.
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).