Cornish hake gill net
Last Updated: 9th August 2011
Number of fisheries: 1
Hake (Merluccius merluccius)
MSC assessment status
The certification body, Moody Marine Ltd., has published a revised assessment timeline.
Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further information.
North East Atlantic, FAO statistical area 27 in management areas ICES VIIe,VIIf, VIIg, VIIh, VIIj, VIIk.
Bottom set gill nets.
The fishery is under the ultimate jurisdiction of the EU via the CFP. Measures are implemented by DEFRA and associated subsidiary organisations via quota allocations and technical regulations. Technical regulations include mesh sizes, VMS, observers, and log book reporting requirements.
The main market is in Europe, particularly Spain, France & the UK. Fish are sold as fresh whole gutted, fillets and steaks into retail and food service.
The assessment process is scheduled for completion around November 2012. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 8th March 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
In 2009 green weight catch was 315 tonnes.