Davigel - Sysco France

Sysco France, a company born of the merger of Brake France and Davigel, occupies a unique position as producer and distributor of fresh, frozen and grocery food products for professional catering. Sysco France is a subsidiary of the Sysco Group, the world leader in the distribution of food and non-food products to catering professionals. Present throughout France, the mission of Sysco France is to create, select, manufacture and distribute the best products for our customers with exceptional quality of service. Sysco France offers its customers raw seafood and developed with more than 85 different species, both in fresh and frozen.

Sysco France, société née de la fusion de Brake France et de Davigel, occupe un positionnement unique de producteur et distributeur de produits alimentaires frais, surgelés et d’épicerie pour la restauration professionnelle. Sysco France est une filiale du Groupe Sysco leader mondial de la distribution de produits alimentaires et non-alimentaires aux professionnels de la restauration. Présent partout en France, la mission de Sysco France est de créer, sélectionner, fabriquer et distribuer les meilleurs produits pour nos clients avec une qualité de service exceptionnelle. Sysco France propose à ses clients des produits de la mer bruts et élaborés avec plus de 85 espèces différentes, aussi bien en frais qu’en surgelé.

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

92

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

29

Number of Fisheries Managed

16

Number of fisheries in need of improvement

21

Profile not yet complete

26

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

Davigel has been partnered with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) since 2013, when it became the international NGO’s first foodservice partner and first partner based in France. In 2017, Davigel became the first French company to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project, signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in seafood supply chains.

The 2018 ODP profile covers the main wild-caught species sourced by Davigel in 2017.

"Sustainability is one of Davigel's 4 quality commitments. To broaden our scope and involve ourselves in the preservation of fisheries resources and conservation of marine environments, we have developed partnerships with two non-governmental organizations: SFP and WWF. Together with them, we put forward the best responsible fishing and farming programs based on international eco-certifications. By 2017, 82% of the volumes purchased were eco-certified, and 87% were classified as responsible or sustainable according to the Davigel Responsible Seafood Policy. In addition, we prohibit the commercialization of any identified endangered species on the IUCN list or classified IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated). Finally, for the rest, Davigel is involved in the improvement of sectors by participating in three Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). All this has enabled us to improve our overall sustainability Metrics indicator for our seafood from a score of 1.78 in 2013 to 1.42 in 2017, based on internal analysis and with a goal of 1."

"Le développement durable fait partie des 4 engagements qualité de Davigel. Pour élargir notre champ d’action et mieux nous impliquer dans la préservation des ressources halieutiques et la conservation des milieux marins, nous avons développé des partenariats avec deux organisations non-gouvernementales : SFP et le WWF. Avec eux nous mettons en avant les meilleures filières de pêche et d’élevage responsables en nous appuyant sur des écocertifications internationales. En 2017, 82% des volumes achetés étaient écocertifiés, et 87% étaient classés comme responsables ou durables. Par ailleurs, nous nous interdisons la commercialisation de toute espèce identifiée en danger sur la liste de l’UICN ou classée IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated). Enfin, pour le reste, Davigel s’implique dans l’amélioration de filières en participant notamment à 3 FIP = Projets d'Amélioration de Pêcheries. Tout ceci nous a permis d'améliorer le score de notre indicateur Metrics de durabilité globale en ce qui concerne nos produits de la mer en passant d'une note de 1,78 en 2013 à 1,42 en 2017, sachant que la note peut aller de 4 au pire à 1 à l'optimum."

Associated Fisheries

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

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

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 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.

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

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 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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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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

Eastern Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • The gear type used for this fishery is considered selective and bycatch is low.  Among the most common species caught as bycatch are monkfish, invertebrates, skate species, and yellowtail flounder.
  • The fishery is conducted with towed steel scallop dredges that directly impact on the sea bed. However, fished areas are likely to be subject to considerable natural disturbance and fishers use detailed habitat maps to minimise bottom contact time.
General Notes

Caveat

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

Reference

Intertek Fisheries Certification, June 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic - Mid-Atlantic Bight

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Argentine hake

Merluccius hubbsi

North of 41°S to Rio Grande do Sul

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Argentine hake

Merluccius hubbsi

Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is a risk, 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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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian: Argentina inshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of public information on interactions with ETP for this fishery.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian: Argentina offshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

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

Species and Location

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Argentine shortfin squid

Illex argentinus

SW Atlantic: Bonaerense/ North, South Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Baltic sea western

Fishery countries:
Poland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • Bycatch consists of flatfish species, predominantly flounder.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Baltic West demersal otter trawl fishery for Atlantic cod as "Rating 5 (red)". 

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 - Cod, Atlantic cod, Baltic Sea, Baltic West, Demersal otter trawl

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
France, Norway, Russia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

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.
  • 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.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Newfoundland

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

St. Pierre Bank

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery, but there are management measures in place.
  • 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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

W Greenland inshore

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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
  • The state of the inshore West Greenland cod stock is unknown and there is no management plan for the fishery.

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Cod, Atlantic cod, West Greenland

Species and Location

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Atlantic wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • No locally affected seabirds or marine mammals are classified as PET species.
  • Bycatch of seabirds occurs in the longline fishery, but estimates suggest that bycatch rates are low. There is an MSC condition in place to provide electronic logbook reporting for seabird and marine bycatch.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The life-history characteristics of Atlantic wolffish: long-lived and late maturity, increase its vulnerability to overfishing.

Caveat 

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

References 

Vottunarstofan Tún ehf, July 2017, ISF Iceland Saithe and Ling Fishery: Public Certification Report – Expedited Assessment for Scope Extension: Atlantic wolffish and Plaice fisheries


Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Eastern Pacific

Fishery countries:
Ecuador

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. 
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other fish, tuna 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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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Mauritius

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 sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch in this fishery includes fin fishes, billfishes, sharks and rays.
  • 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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Big-scale sand smelt

Atherina boyeri

Northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean

Fishery countries:
Turkey

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

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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Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue grenadier

Macruronus novaezelandiae

New Zealand Eastern, New Zealand Western

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery. It is unlikely to have an unacceptable level of impacts on PET species, but the cumulative impact with other fisheries should be monitored.
  • Bycatch of species not managed under the Quota Management System is low and management controls are in place to reduce bycatch and discards.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Midwater trawls may have an occasional but cumulative impact.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

Limfjord

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed. An MSC condition is in place to assess the impact of mussel dredges on the sea floor.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
France

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 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.
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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Cape hakes (multispecies)

Merluccius paradoxus, Merluccius capensis

Namibian coast

Fishery countries:
Namibia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, marine mammals, sharks and skates with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk in 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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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Cuba, Nicaragua

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Chilean mussel

Mytilus chilensis

Chilean Region X

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
  • Miscellaneous

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is no risk of bycatch for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This is an enhanced fishery, which comprises a wild harvest (seed collection) followed by a grow-out phase.

Caveat 

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

References 

Institute for Marketecology (IMO), November 2013, Chilean mussel fishery and suspended culture Toralla S.A. and Cultivos Toralla S.A., Región X, Chile Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Annette Islands Reserve; Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • 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

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

SCS Global, April 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for Annette Islands Reserve Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Russia

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Seine nets

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.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

As of June 2018 this fishery is MSC certified and is considered Well Managed.

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

MSC Kamchatka river salmon

MRAG Americas, June 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for Kamchatka River Salmon Fisheries

Species and Location

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Common dab

Limanda limanda

North Sea and Skagerrak - Kateggat

Fishery countries:
Netherlands

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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Common European bittersweet

Glycymeris glycymeris

France

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

Cape Blanc

Fishery countries:
Mauritania

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is no information about the impacts of this fishery on PET species.
  • There is no information about bycatch in this fishery.
  • There is no information about habitat impacts in this fishery.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Common squids nei

Loligo spp.

Indonesian waters

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Lift nets

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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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic northern stock

Fishery countries:
France, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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.
  • 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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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic southern stock

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • This mixed fishery targets a number of other species. Information about bycatch is not available.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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European perch

Perca fluviatilis

Iriklinskoe

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

North Sea and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
Netherlands

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Well 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.

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Nigeria

Fishery countries:
Nigeria

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but 75% of the bycatch must be landed by law.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Golden redfish

Sebastes norvegicus

Iceland, Faroes and E Greenland

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, marine mammals, sharks and skates with this fishery.
  • Bycatch of cod is a risk for this fishery.
  • 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.

Species and Location

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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Prospective FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and rays with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed, but gear and effort restrictions are in place to reduce impacts.
General Notes

This fishery is covered by the Prospective Channel dredge scallop FIP operating under Project UK.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Western Channel Inshore 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, Western Channel Inshore

Fishery Progress - PROSPECTIVE United Kingdom great Atlantic scallop - dredge FIP

Species and Location

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Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Baffin Island & W Greenland offshore, NE Atlantic / S stock

Fishery countries:
Greenland, Iceland

Production Methods

  • Hook and line
  • Long line

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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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, France

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 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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Iceland scallop

Chlamys islandica

West Iceland

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Dredge

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.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Iceland scallop

Chlamys islandica

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Indian goatfish

Parupeneus indicus

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Indian squid

Loligo duvauceli

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery. However, threats to PET species are mainly associated with gillnet and seine gears.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is predominantly associated with trawl gears, which present a risk to sea turtles and marine mammals.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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John dory

Zeus faber

China

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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
Seafood Watch categorises jumbo flying squid caught in Chile with jigs as a "Good alternative".
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
Seafood Watch, 2015, Chile and Peru Jumbo Squid Seafood Watch Report

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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

Species and Location

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Ling

Molva molva

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Ling

Molva molva

NE Atlantic nei

Fishery countries:
France, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed. 
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises Ling as "Rating 3 (yellow) to 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 - Ling

Species and Location

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Little skate

Leucoraja erinacea

Western Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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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Monkfish

Lophius americanus

US North Atlantic North

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

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
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Monkfish

Lophius piscatorius

Southern Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and rays with this fishery. Occasional interactions with marine mammals occur.
  • 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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Needle cuttlefish

Sepia aculeata

India

Fishery countries:
India

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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North Pacific hake

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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 pike

Esox lucius

St Lawrence River

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

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
  • 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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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Off Horn's Reef

Fishery countries:
Netherlands

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Off Horn Reef fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl 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 - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

Species and Location

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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Challenger Plateau and Westpac Bank

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is believed to have mininal impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. There is insufficient data available to assess significance of impacts on vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

East and South Chatham Rise

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is believed to have mininal impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. There is insufficient data available to assess significance of impacts on vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Patagonian grenadier

Macruronus magellanicus

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery interacts with several seabirds, sharks and skates classified as ETP species.
  • Bycatch is a concern for this fishery. An MSC condition put in place to determine levels of impact on bycatch species has now been closed. This fish is also caught as a bycatch species in other fisheries.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are partly based on information from sources other than the FishSource profile.

References

Organización Internacional Agropecuaria S.A. (OIA), 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for Argentine Hoki in Argentine Sea

Species and Location

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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

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. 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

Species and Location

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Penaeid shrimps nei

Penaeus spp.

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pharoah cuttlefish

Sepia pharaonis

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Picked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery interacts with seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals but is thought unlikely to have significant impacts on PET species. However, an MSC condition has been set in place requiring the fishery to show that impacts on Atlantic right whales are known and are highly likely to be within accepted limits.
  • Bycatch is considered low volumes and there are measures in place to reduce it.
  • 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 information that is derived from sources other than the FishSource profile. 

References 

SCS Global, May 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery

Species and Location

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Pike-perch

Sander lucioperca

Iriklinskoe Reservoir, Sea of Azov

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on information that is partly derived from sources other than the FishSource profile.

References

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

SCS Global, April 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for Annette Islands Reserve Salmon Fishery

Species and Location

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Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Celtic Sea and West of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises pollack caught in the Celtic Seas and the English Channel with demersal otter trawal 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 - Pollack or Lythe, Celtic Seas and the English Channel

Species and Location

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Prespa bleak

Alburnus belvica

Prespa Lakes

Fishery countries:
Greece

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

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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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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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Queen scallop

Aequipecten opercularis

Irish Sea and W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

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 5 (red)".
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

Species and Location

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Red mullet

Parupeneus heptacanthus

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Guadalquivir delta

Fishery countries:
Spain

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery. The only known significant impact with this fishery is the effect of the introduced crawfish species on the indigenous crawfish species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This is a freshwater fishery close to rice fields, so the habitat impact is very limited.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

Barents Sea, Faroese waters, Icelandic waters

Fishery countries:
France, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Long 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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

North Sea, Skagerrak, west of Scotland and the Rockall

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador

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 sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch of sharks and other fish is 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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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Mauritius

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 sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other tuna, fin fishes, sharks and rays.
  • 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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Spear shrimp

Parapenaeopsis hardwickii

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Tonguesole nei

Cynoglossus spp.

Nigeria

Fishery countries:
Nigeria

Production Methods

  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Walleye

Sander vitreus

Lake Winnipeg

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. 
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. 
  • 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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Walleye pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Navarinksy

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises walleye pollock caught in Russia's Navarinsk region in the West Bering Sea (located east of 174 °E) with midwater trawls is on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.32 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 2.00.

Ocean Wise categorises walleye pollock caught in Russia - West Bering Sea (Navarinsk region, east of 174°E) with midwater trawls as "Not Recommended."

References

Seafood Watch, 2017, Russia Walleye Pollock Seafood Watch Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Walleye Pollock

Species and Location

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Wellington flying squid

Nototodarus sloanii

East and West NZ

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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.
  • 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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Whelk

Buccinum undatum

European shelf

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

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 impact PET species.
  • Upon lifting the pots, bycatch is immediately returned to the sea. The survival of discards is likely to be high.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

This fishery was MSC certified in September 2017.

References 

Basse Normandy Granville Bay whelk

ME Certification, September 2017,MSC Public Certification Report for the Basse-Normandie Granville Bay Whelk Fishery

Species and Location

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White scallop

Chlamys albida

North Kurils

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Dredge

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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Winter skate

Raja ocellata

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to 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.
  • 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 sole

Limanda aspera

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

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

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

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Suriname

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery.
  • 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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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard 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

fishery flag fishery flag

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka, Mauritius

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Both longlines and purse seine gear present a hazard to sea turtles.
  • Bycatch in this fishery includes billfishes, sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

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