First crustacean fishery to be certified in Argentina

22 Feb 2021

Organización Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA) has pleasure to announce the full assessment process of Southern king crab fishery, Central Patagonian stock, in the Argentine Sea.

OIA has published the Announcement Comment Draft Report (ACDR) in the MSC website. All stakeholders are cordially invited to review the draft report and comment within the next 60 days. Any comments, concerns and errors of fact should be provided through the MSC template ‘MSC Template for Stakeholder Input into Fishery Assessments’ which can be downloaded at the following link: All comments received will be uploaded into the MSC database for publication on the website before to start the site visit.The assessment team is conformed by: Dr. Enrique Morsan (Fishery Team Leader and Principle 2 expert; Biol. Italo Campodónico (Fishery Team Member and Principle 1 expert); Eng. Edith Saa Collantes (Fishery Team Member and Principle 3 expert); and Eng. Carolina Medina Foucher (technical support in MSC Standard and Requirements).

The site visit will take place from April 26 to 30, 2021 remotely. During the visit, the assessment team will be available to meet with stakeholders; which can be private if necessary. All team members will be available to meet with stakeholders via virtual or other means to effectively communicate key issues. Physical meetings are restricted, due to Covid-19 outbreak measures established by Argentine Government (

When stakeholders do not want to be interviewed, they can send written information to the team using the template provided above.

For more information, go to:, where you can find more details of the Unit of Assessment (UoA), announcement, Announcement Comment Draft Report and timeline of next stages of the assessment process.

Interest in participating in the interviews with the assessment team and sending comments must be sent no later than April 17, 2021 at 17:00 UTC to:

Eng. Carolina Medina Foucher

MSC Program Manager – Fisheries and Chain of Custody

Organización Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA)

Av. Santa Fe 830, (1641) Acassuso, Buenos Aires–Argentina

Tel/Fax: +54 (11) 4793–4340