Asda

Asda is a leading British supermarket retailer and is a subsidiary of multinational corporation, Walmart. With more than 350 stores and the UK’s third largest grocery market share in 2017, Asda is a major seafood retailer, selling fresh, frozen and chilled seafood.

Summary

Asda is committed to providing safe, affordable and sustainable seafood to its customers and has a public seafood policy outlining its approach. Asda has been working in partnership with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) since 2011 to better understand the risks within its seafood supply chain, and has pledged to make sure that all fisheries identified as needing improvements take appropriate action. Asda is actively supportive of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). As part of the Walmart Group, Asda is also contributing to the development of industry approaches to address modern slavery in seafood and other high-risk sectors.

Asda was the first supermarket to publicly disclose its wild fish sourcing data in collaboration with SFP through the Ocean Disclosure Project.

Associated Fisheries

Fishery Name and Location
Fishing Methods
Certification or FIP
Stock Status and Management
Notes
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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low and there are mitigation measures in place.
  • 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.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
South Korea
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
South Korea
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

SW Nova Scotia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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

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

Reference
SAI Global, MSC Assessment for Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St Lawrence lobster (Homarus americanus) Trap Fisheries - Public Certification Report, 2015

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, Russia
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.  MSC conditions and recommendations are in place to strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands, U.K., Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certified

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
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

The SPSG West of Scotland herring Pelagic Trawl fishery was MSC-certified but its certification was suspended in February 2016.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the West of Scotland fishery for Atlantic herring with pelagic trawls as "Rating 5 (red)" as the stock is depleted.
Caveat
The stock status and management rating and environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Herring or slid, West of Scotland, West of Ireland

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Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • 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.
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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Management measures are in place to minimise bycatch of non-target salmon stocks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant 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
Intertek Moody Marine, 2013, Alaska Salmon Fishery MSC Public Certification Report

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

British Columbia - West Coast Vancouver Island

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Management measures are in place to minimise bycatch of non-target salmon stocks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant 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
Acoura Marine, 2017, British Columbia Salmon Fishery MSC Public Certification Report

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Common squids nei

Loligo spp.

Indonesian waters

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Lift nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Deep-water Cape hake

Merluccius paradoxus

South Africa

Fishery countries:
South Africa
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. An MSC condition is in place to gather information on fishery impacts on bird species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. An MSC condition is in place to investigate options for protecting benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

East Coast Scotland, Southern North Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. Non-target species are usually released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Southern North Sea fishery for edible crab using creels and pots as "Rating 3 (yellow)".

Caveat
The stock status and management rating for this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Crab, brown or edible, Southern North Sea

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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

Orkney

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals of entanglement in pot ropes with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. Non-target species are usually released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

The Orkney edible crab creel fishery entered into the full MSC assessment process in May 2017.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Orkney fishery for edible crab using creels and pots as "Rating 2 (pale green)".

Caveat

The stock status and management rating for this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.

References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Crab, brown or edible, Orkney

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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic northern stock

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Spain, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Some product from certified fisheries

Needs improvement

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

Sardina pilchardus

Bay of Biscay, Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel

Fishery countries:
France, Ireland, Spain, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Some product from certified fisheries

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.
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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central

Fishery countries:
Morocco
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

FIP

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.
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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa southern

Fishery countries:
Morocco
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

FIP

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
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • 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.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

North Sea and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Sprattus sprattus

English channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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.
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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
France
  • Dredge

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the English Channel dredge fishery for Great Atlantic scallop as "Rating 3 (yellow)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating and environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Scallop, King, scallops, English Channel

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type. Long lines and gillnets present the greatest risk.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. An MSC condition is in place to strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certified

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. Measures to protect vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Northern shelf

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certified

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.
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Japanese Flying Squid

Todarodes pacificus

East China Sea and Japan Sea

Fishery countries:
China
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the East China Sea fishery for Japanese flying squid as "Rating 2 (pale green)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating and environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Squid, Japanese flying, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Bo Hai Sea, Korea Bay

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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

This fishery is part of the North Sea plaice & lemon sole, mixed gear FIP operating under Project UK.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Eastern English Channel fishery for lemon sole caught with bottom trawl and seine net as "Rating 3 (yellow)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating for this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Sole, Lemon, North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Eastern English Channel

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 2-4

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Icelandic offshore

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Greenland
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

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.
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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Irish Sea East

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • 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
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi, Irish Sea East

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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

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

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA), June 2017, Public Comment Draft Report for Patagonian Scallop Bottom Otter Trawl Fishery in Argentine Sea

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Peruvian calico scallop

Argopecten purpuratus

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Not certified or in a FIP

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
  • No additional notes.
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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. However, available information is outdated.
  • 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 sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Queen scallop

Aequipecten opercularis

Irish Sea and W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Dredge

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Irish Sea dredge fishery for Queen scallop as "Rating 4 (orange)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating for this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Scallop, Queen, scallops, Irish Sea

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Senegal
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

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.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines and purse seine gear present a hazard to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type. Longlines and purse seine gear present the greatest risk, while bycatch for pole and line gear is considered very low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • 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.
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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certified

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

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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
Accoura Marine, 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for the British Columbia Salmon Fishery

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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

North Sea and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in 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.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines present a hazard to sea turtles. Dolphin-set purse seine gear interacts with marine mammals. There is also a risk to seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type. Longlines and purse seine gear present the greatest risk, while bycatch for pole and line gear is considered very low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia, South Korea, Maldives
  • Seine nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines present a hazard to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type.  Longlines present the greatest risk, while bycatch for pole and line gear is considered very low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines and purse seine gear present a hazard to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type. Longlines and purse seine gear present the greatest risk, while bycatch for pole and line gear is considered very low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

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