Davigel

Davigel is a French company specializing in the production, import and distribution of fresh and frozen food products for out-of-home catering, working with more than 60,000 restaurants. With over 50 years of expertise, Davigel offers its customers raw and processed seafood products with over 85 different species, both fresh and frozen.

Davigel est une entreprise française spécialisée dans la production, l'importation et la distribution de produits alimentaires surgelés et frais destinés à la restauration hors-foyer, travaillant avec plus de 60 000 restaurants. Fort de ses 50 ans d’expertise, Davigel 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.

Summary

Davigel has been partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) since 2013, when it became the international NGO’s first foodservice partner and first partner based in France. Following up on this, Davigel is also the first French company to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project. The 2017 profile represents Davigel’s first year of participation and signifies the company’s commitment to transparency in seafood supply chains.

"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 2016, 76% of the volumes purchased were eco-certified, and 82% 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 1.46 in 2016, 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 2016, 76% des volumes achetés étaient écocertifiés, et 82% 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 1,46 en 2016, 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
  • Seine 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
  • 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 angler

Lophius americanus

US North Atlantic North

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • 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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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 lobster

Homarus americanus

SW Nova Scotia

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

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

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

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 have significant impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low. Furthermore, bycatch of commercial finfish is included in groundfish quotas.
  • Dredges 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.

Reference

Seafood Watch, 2011, Canada Atlantic Sea Scallop Seafood Watch Report

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic

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, Uruguay

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 offshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

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
  • 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
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch 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 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

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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Baltic sea western

Fishery countries:
Poland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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.
  • Bycatch consists of flatfish species, predominantly flounder.
  • 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

W Greenland inshore

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines
  • Pots and traps

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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Newfoundland

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

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.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. 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

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, Russia

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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

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 impact PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • 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

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long 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
  • No additional notes.

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
  • No additional notes.

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
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Atlantic wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Seine nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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.
  • 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.

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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Bigeyes nei

Priacanthus spp.

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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Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • 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 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:
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.
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
  • Long line

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

Species and Location

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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Bahamas, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • 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

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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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Island and Chignik; Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • 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.
  • Management measures are in place to minimise bycatch of non-target salmon stocks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Caveat

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

References

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

Species and Location

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Cinnabar goatfish

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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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

W Africa

Fishery countries:
Mauritania, Senegal

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

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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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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Croakers nei (multispecies)

Pennahia spp.

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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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic northern stock

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Spain, U.K.

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

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.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic southern stock

Fishery countries:
France, Portugal, Spain

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 seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • This mixed fishery targets a number of other species. Information about bycatch is not available.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed.
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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

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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European whitefish

Coregonus lavaretus

Lake Geneva

Fishery countries:
France

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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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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Goatfishes

Upeneus spp.

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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Golden redfish

Sebastes norvegicus

Iceland, Faroes and E Greenland

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
  • 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

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

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

Species and Location

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Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

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

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • 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.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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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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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Hoki

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
  • There are risks to seabirds, marine mammals, sharks and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of sharks and rays is a risk with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Argentine hoki 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.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Hoki

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 and marine mammals, but there are mitigation measures in place. Sharks are also occasionally caught as bycatch.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Midwater trawls are expected to have an occasional but cumulative impact.
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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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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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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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

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

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. Threats to PET species are mainly associated with gillnet and seine gears.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is predominantly associated with trawl gears.
  • Impacts on the sea bed are predominantly associated with trawl gears.
General Notes
  • Environmental concerns associated with the trawl fisheries, in which most Indian squid are captured, are less relevant for non-mechanized gear types. 

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

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

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises jumbo flying squid caught in Chile with jigs as a "Good alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 2.00.
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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Ling

Molva molva

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • 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 in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited.
  • Benthic impacts vary by gear type. 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:
Denmark, Norway, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long 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 4 (orange) to 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 - Ling

Species and Location

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Lizardfishes nei (multispecies)

Saurida spp.

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

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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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

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 2-4

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

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
  • 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:
Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway

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
  • No additional notes.

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

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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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Challenger Plateau

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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Ornate threadfin bream

Nemipterus hexodon

Gulf of Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand

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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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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Penaeus 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

  • Midwater trawl
  • 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.
  • 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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Picked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pike-perch

Sander lucioperca

Azov Sea, Lake Balkhash, Iriklinskoe

Fishery countries:
Russia, Kazakhstan

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
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. However, available information is outdated.
  • There is no risk of bycatch for this fishery. Catches of other salmon species are accounted for in the pink salmon management.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Celtic Sea and West of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines present a hazard to marine mammals.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises pollack 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 - Pollack or Lythe

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

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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Queen scallop

Aequipecten opercularis

Irish Sea and W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

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

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

Production Methods

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

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:
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
  • 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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Threadfin breams nei

Nemipterus spp.

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.

Senegal

Fishery countries:
Senegal

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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Turbot

Scophthalmus maximus

North Sea

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises turbot caught in the North Sea with bottom trawls 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 - Turbot (Caught at sea)

Species and Location

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Wellington flying squid

Nototodarus sloanii

NZ Southern Islands

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

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 for this fishery is considered low.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Winter skate

Raja ocellata

NE 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

Needs improvement

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

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Maldives, Sri Lanka

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.