Grupo Regal Spain hake longline
Last Updated: 21 August 2012
Number of fisheries: 1
Hake (Merluccius merluccius)
MSC assessment status
The conformity assessment body, Food Certification International, has announced a revised timeline for the Grupo Regal Spain hake longline fishery.
Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further details.
North East Atlantic , FAO statistical area 27 (ICES subareas: VI, VII, and VIII a,b,d,e).
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) of the European Union. National level implementation of the CFP is the responsibility of individual Member States, inside their EEZ. Management is informed by ICES advice and supported by national research institutes. There are fleet limitations, TAC and effort limitation and technical conservation measures.
Spain and the French fresh food market.
The assessment process is scheduled for completion around September 2011. Please see the download section for a detailed revised assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the date of certification.
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
1,100 tonnes in the most recent fishing year.