Falkland Island toothfish
Last Updated: 5 December 2013
Number of fisheries: 1
Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides)
MSC assessment status
Following a 30-day period of comment on the Draft Report for the Falkland Island toothfish fishery, the Conformity Assessment Body, Intertek Moody Marine, 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 Falkland Island toothfish fishery 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5pm GMT, 30 December 2013.
Please refer to the assessments downloads page for further information. Contact the Conformity Assessment Body.
Falkland Islands, Southwest Atlantic, FAO Area 41.
Fishery and environmental objectives are established by the Falkland Island Fisheries Department (FIFD) for the fishery, taking account of international conventions and agreements.
Catches are mainly exported, although some are sold locally. Significant markets for certified product are currently in North America and Asia.
The assessment process is expected to take 09 months and is scheduled for completion around 07/2013. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 11/10/2012.
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