BioMar Norway

BioMar is a global fish feed manufacturer for aquaculture, supplying fish feed to around 80 countries for more than 45 different farmed fish species.

Number of Fisheries Used
Number of Fisheries Well Managed
Number of Fisheries Managed
Number of fisheries in need of improvement
Profile not yet complete

Number of Fisheries Used

34

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

16

Number of Fisheries Managed

9

Number of fisheries in need of improvement

5

Profile not yet complete

4

Fishing Methods Used in Associated Fisheries
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Seine nets
    • Purse seine
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Long line
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Pots and traps
Summary

BioMar supports the development of sustainable aquaculture by supplying aquafeeds with minimal environmental impact; focusing on sustainable sourcing of raw materials, including fish meal, fish oil, krill meal, and by-product fish protein concentrates. Through the BioSustain™ concept and tools, BioMar has the ability to select marine ingredients with superior environmental and social profiles. We have developed Eco-Efficiency Manager™ (EEM), a life cycle assessment (LCA) tool to quantitatively assess the environmental impacts of all feed ingredients, including limited regional specificity for hotspot raw materials. EEM can compare different feed ingredients across 12 impact categories, including: consumptive water use, global warming potential, photochemical ozone creation potential, acidification potential, ozone depletion potential, land use, and water emissions.

BioMar implements full traceability throughout our supply chain from the fishery to our end farm customers. Our suppliers are required to provide the fishery of origin, including fish stock and location. Our key performance indicator for nutrition and food safety requires that all products be traceable back to origin, and was met by 100% in 2016. To meet the increasingly complex demands of transparency and traceability in global value chains, we developed another tool, our Sustainable Solution Steering® (3S) platform. 3S is designed to capture the qualitative aspects of sustainability currently not covered by the LCA methodology. The methodology assesses each feed raw material against criteria in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN SDGs). These sustainable development criteria include: social acceptance of technology or techniques, human conflict (i.e. indigenous people), food safety, biodiversity / deforestation, fish health / welfare, resource use intensity, human health, and social development, among others.

We are committed to annual reporting of our sustainability performance using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s G4 framework and we were one of the first companies to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project in 2015. Our 2018 profile for the Ocean Disclosure Project covers all fisheries supplying raw materials including whole fish and by-products, known as trimmings, for the production of marine ingredients by BioMar Norway.

BioMar works with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), using its FishSource database to evaluate individual fisheries. We base our assessment of responsible marine ingredients on the IFFO Global Standard for Responsible Supply (RS). We monitor our key performance indicators for sustainable sourcing of marine raw materials, specifically: to source 70% of fish meal and fish oil from IFFO RS Assured sources by 2020, and to source 100% of our krill from MSC-certified sources. As of 2018, we have realized our goal of 100% MSC certified krill; currently 71% of our fish meal and 83% of our fish oil are IFFO RS certified.

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Stock Status and Management
Notes

Species and Location

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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Ecuador, Peru

Production Methods

  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species but may impact food availability to PET species. The FIP aims to better understand the impacts of the fishery on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. However, anomalous environmental conditions observed since 2013 have been associated with an increased catch of non-target species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed. The FIP aims to better understand the impacts of the fishery on habitats.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Antarctic krill

Euphausia superba

Atlantic Southern Ocean

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.
  • Catch from this fishery is covered by Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Certification. More information is available here.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. An MSC condition is in place to review gear interactions with PET species and implement mitigation measures where needed.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place. An MSC condition is in place to assess and manage potential impacts on bycatch species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. An MSC condition is in place to assess the impact of the fisheries on sensitive habitats.
General Notes
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea Central

Fishery countries:
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There may be risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.
  • 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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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea southwestern

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Germany, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may have indirect 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
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.
  • 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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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Icelandic summer-spawning

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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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

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Atlantic horse mackerel

Trachurus trachurus

NE Atlantic western stock

Fishery countries:
Spain

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low, however bycatch data for the whole fishery is incomplete.
  • 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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Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, U.K., Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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
  • This fishery provides IFFO RS approved by-product and a small percentage of whole product.

Species and Location

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Atlantic menhaden

Brevoortia tyrannus

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • IFFO RS-approved whole fish is sourced from this fishery.
  • The menhaden purse seine fishery entered into the MSC assessment process in June 2017.
  • 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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Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, however bycatch data for the whole fishery is incomplete.
  • Blue whiting is mainly caught by midwater trawls, which are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed, although impacts are thought likely to be low for this fishery.
General Notes
  • The Iceland North East Atlantic blue whiting fishery, which entered into the MSC assessment process in December 2016, was certified in January 2018.
  • 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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Boarfish

Capros aper

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Ireland, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • IFFO RS-approved whole fish is sourced from this fishery.
  • 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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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Whole fish and trimmings are sourced from this fishery.
  • This fishery was MSC certified in April 2017.
  • 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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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on 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
  • IFFO RS-approved whole fish is sourced from this fishery.
  • 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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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Baltic Sea

Fishery countries:
Latvia, Poland, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • The main bycatch species, Baltic herring, is well managed.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • IFFO RS-approved whole fish is sourced from this fishery.
  • 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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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch of herring 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
  • 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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Greater Argentine

Argentina silus

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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Gulf menhaden

Brevoortia patronus

Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Purse seine gear in this fishery interacts with the sea bed, but habitat impacts are not well understood.
General Notes
  • IFFO RS-approved whole fish is sourced from this fishery.
  • This fishery entered into the MSC full assessment process in June 2017.
  • 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

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Russia, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • 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.
General Notes
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. 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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Round sardinella

Sardinella aurita

NW Africa

Fishery countries:
European Union, Gambia, Mauritania, Morocco, Russia, Senegal, Ukraine

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Russia, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

Icelandic waters

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

North Sea, Skagerrak, west of Scotland and the Rockall

Fishery countries:
Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed. 
General Notes
  • Trimmings are sourced from this fishery.

Species and Location

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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Central Eastern North Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

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
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.

Species and Location

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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Central and Southern North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Germany

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species but may impact food availability to PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery was MSC certified in March 2017.
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.

Species and Location

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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Dogger Bank area

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The DFPO and DPPO North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat sandeel, sprat and Norway pout fishery was MSC certified in March 2017.
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.

Species and Location

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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Viking and Bergen Banks

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.

Species and Location

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Silvery lightfish

Maurolicus muelleri

Icelandic waters

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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South American pilchard

Sardinops sagax

Gulf of California

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to hinder the recovery and rebuilding of PET species. However, there is a risk to seabirds with this fishery, with mortalities of California Brown Pelicans and Blue-footed boobies observed. The number of other PET species affected by this fishery is low.
  • There are no main bycatch species in this fishery. Minor bycatch species include non-PET sea birds. Information about the impact of the fishery is incomplete but the fishery has supported the development and testing of mitigation strategies.
  • 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

SCS Global, MSC Assessment for Small Pelagics Fishery in Sonora, Gulf of California - Public Certification Report, 2018

Species and Location

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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

North Sea and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
Norway, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery. Gillnets present a hazard to marine mammals. Bycatch of lamprey has been observed for bottom trawls. Both gear types present a hazard to shad.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Benthic impacts vary by gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • IFFO RS-approved by-product is sourced from this fishery. 
  • This fishery is in MSC full assessment.

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