ALDI US

One of America’s fastest-growing retailers, ALDI operates more than 2,000 U.S. stores across 37 states. Since 1976, ALDI has offered a unique shopping experience designed to save customers money on the groceries they want most and never having to compromise on quality or selection. ALDI sells grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which meet or exceed national name brands on both taste and quality.

Number of Fisheries Used
Fisheries Certified
Fisheries in a FIP
Fisheries Well Managed
Fisheries Managed

Number of Fisheries Used

102

Fisheries Certified

61

Fisheries in a FIP

16

Fisheries Well Managed

63

Fisheries Managed

23

Production Methods Used
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Dredge
    • Purse seine
    • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Longlines
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Pots and traps
Summary

ALDI promises shoppers high-quality products at the best prices. For us, quality includes consumer safety, health and well-being, and the sustainability of our products and their production. Ethical sourcing and buying practices are a vital part of our business and, together with our business partners, we are committed to responsibly sourcing our exclusive-brand seafood products. Today, 100% of ALDI-exclusive brand fresh, frozen and canned seafood comes from responsible fisheries and farms. We are also committed to human rights and fair labor practices throughout the supply chain. ALDI has also implemented a sustainable seafood buying policy that is reviewed annually by our expert partners and has been fully integrated into our internal operations.

This profile covers all main wild-caught seafood sourced in 2021.

For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Sustainability Ratings
Notes

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia, United States

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
China, Taiwan

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Indonesia Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific Ocean tuna and large pelagics - longline FIP

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Taiwan

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific - IATTC

Fishery countries:
China, Taiwan

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tunas, sharks, billfish and other fish.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
China, Fiji

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tunas, sharks, billfish and other fish.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Pacific Ocean tuna - longline (Bumble Bee/FCF Co., Ltd)

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
China, Fiji, Taiwan, Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tunas, sharks, billfish and other fish.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Entanglement in lobster gear presents a risk to marine mammals, in particular the critically endangered Right whale. Management measures such as seasonal closures are in place to mitigate the risk of impacts on the species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. The risk to marine mammals of entanglement in lobster gear is considered low.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic - Mid-Atlantic Bight

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls and dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Arctic surfclam

Mactromeris polynyma

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian - Argentina inshore, Argentina offshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks and rays with this fishery.
  • Bycatch of hake is a risk with this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Argentina onshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Fishery Progress, Argentina offshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are concerns about the cumulative impacts of the Barents Sea fishery upon the endangered species, golden redfish.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Management measures are in place to limit impacts on benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are concerns about the cumulative impacts of the Barents Sea fishery upon the endangered species, golden redfish.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Management measures are in place to limit impacts on benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to PET species with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Icelandic summer-spawning

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • The available data on the impacts of fishing on the PET species in Iceland is scarce. There are management measures in place for whales and seals.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low. There are management measures in place to prevent bycatch of juvenile herring and other species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact protected, endangered and threatened (PET) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Ireland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact protected, endangered and threatened (PET) species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue squat lobster

Cervimunida johni

Chilean southern

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Java Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Indonesian blue swimming crab - gillnet/trap

Species and Location

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Carrot squat lobster

Cervimunida johni

Central Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands and Chignik; Bristol Bay; Copper River; Kodiak; Prince William Sound; Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References
Intertek Moody Marine, 2013, Alaska Salmon Fishery MSC Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

North Sea, West of Scotland and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
United Kingdom

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed, but the fishery is considered highly unlikely to irreparably reduce habitat structure and function.
General Notes
  • As a mixed fishery, the effects of management measures on other species need to be considered within an ecosystem context.

Species and Location

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Longfin squid

Loligo pealeii

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, sharks, and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • There is some risk of bycatch by bottom trawl gear.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador, Peru

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Ecuador mahi-mahi - longline

Fishery Progress, Peru mahi-mahi - longline (WWF)

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Taiwan

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Taiwan Hsin-Kang mahi-mahi - longline

Species and Location

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North Pacific hake

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Northern brown shrimp

Penaeus aztecus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Louisiana, Texas

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but excluder devices are fitted to nets for protection.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, US Louisiana shrimp - otter/skimmer trawl

Fishery Progress, US Texas shrimp - otter trawl

Species and Location

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Northern white shrimp

Penaeus setiferus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Louisiana, Texas

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but excluder devices are fitted to nets for protection.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Louisiana shrimp - otter/skimmer trawl FIP

Fishery Progress, US Texas shrimp - otter trawl

Species and Location

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Ocean shrimp

Pandalus jordani

Eastern Pacific - US Oregon

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pacific calico scallop

Argopecten ventricosus

Baja California Sur

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Improvement Project, Baja Scallops FIP

Species and Location

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other fish, skates and sea birds, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Anadyr-Navarin - Russian W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals in this fishery, but impacts are likely to be low and there is a management strategy in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes sea birds, but there is a strategy in place to manage impacts.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

E Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - US West Coast

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska - Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska, Westward Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • While encounters with marine mammals and birds have been documented in this fishery, the impact on PET species is not thought to be significant.
  • There is no risk of bycatch for this fishery. Catches of other salmon species are accounted for in the pink salmon management.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References

Intertek Moody Marine, 2013, MSC Public Certification Report for Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - East Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Maldives

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other tuna, billfishes and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
China, Kiribati, South Korea, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, United States

Production Methods

  • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other tuna, billfishes and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet, Copper-Bering, Southeast Alaska, Westward Alaska

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
Intertek Moody Marine, 2013, MSC Public Certification Report for the Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Cook Inlet

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

References

MRAG Americas, April 2019, MSC Public Certification Report for the Alaska Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Warrior swimcrab

Callinectes bellicosus

West Baja California Sur

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Mexico Gulf of California swimming crab - pot/trap/ring net

Species and Location

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Yellowfin sole

Limanda aspera

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
United States

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.

References

MRAG Americas, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands Alaska Flatfish Fishery

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)

Fishery countries:
Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu

Production Methods

  • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries. However, purse seine gear still present a hazard to PET species.
  • This fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries. However, bycatch is still a risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles, seabirds and sharks, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but the scale of the issue is not established.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands

Production Methods

  • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Purse seine gear presents a hazard to PET species, but this fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries, and the WCPFC has adopted several management measures to protect vulnerable bycatch species.
  • Bycatch is still a risk for this fishery, but this fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Micronesia

Production Methods

  • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Purse seine gear presents a hazard to PET species, but this fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries, and the WCPFC has adopted several management measures to protect vulnerable bycatch species.
  • Bycatch is still a risk for this fishery, but this fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Western and Central Pacific Ocean tuna - purse seine (Thai Union)

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