Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle, Inc. is among the top 40 largest private companies as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1931, the company is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors, and the leading supermarket retailer in its region with more than 410 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Number of Fisheries Used

89

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

35

Number of Fisheries Managed

16

Number of Certified Fisheries

40

Number of Fisheries in a FIP

10

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

Giant Eagle is committed to ensuring that all seafood products sold in its stores are harvested sustainably. We're proud to work with the nonprofit Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to create a sustainable sourcing strategy for our wild and farmed seafood. This includes limiting stock depletion by sourcing a broad variety of species, choosing species based on responsible fishery practices in addition to customer demand, forging partnerships that allow direct access to fishermen, and actively supporting many Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs). Giant Eagle commits to sell only seafood from fisheries that are managed by competent authorities and have a management plan in place that incorporates a science-based approach to ensure sustainability. We require full traceability to the point of landing or farm pond of all seafood sold fresh, frozen, or in value-added products. 

Giant Eagle commits to educating its staff, suppliers and customers on seafood sustainability issues. Giant Eagle will make information available to customers in publications, in-store and online that empowers them to make responsible and informed purchasing decisions based on their own values regarding community, the environment and their health.

Associated Fisheries

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

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Lophius americanus

US North Atlantic North

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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


General Notes
  • No additional notes
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to PET species with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway. 
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge

Certified

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.
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Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus mawsoni

Ross Sea - Amundsen Sea Region (ASR), Ross Sea Region (RSR)

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian: Argentina offshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

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.
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Asian moon scallop

Amusium pleuronectes

Gulf of Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus morhua

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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. 
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic surf clam

Spisula solidissima

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge

Certified

Well managed

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

Mycteroperca bonaci

Northern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises black grouper caught in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and with bottom longlines is a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 4.47 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.

Ocean Wise categorises black grouper caught in USA - Gulf of Mexico with bottom longlines as "Not Recommended."

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, 2014, U.S. Black, Gag, Red, Snowy, Warsaw and Yellowedge Grouper Report

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Black Grouper

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Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises blue crab caught in Mexico's Gulf of Mexico with crab rings as a "Good Alternative."

Ocean Wise categorises blue crab caught in Mexico's Gulf of Mexico with crab rings as "Recommended."

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, 2018, Mexico Campeche Blue Crab Seafood Watch Report

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Blue Crab

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Blue king crab

Paralithodes platypus

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Crab Catchers Association, Russia Far East Crab FIP

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Blue squat lobster

Cervimunida johni

Chilean southern

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Bristol Bay

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska - Bristol Bay

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Cuata swimcrab

Callinectes arcuatus

Eastern Gulf of California

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Lift nets

FIP

Needs improvement

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

References

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

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Cuttlefishes nei

Sepia pharaonis

Thailand Gulf of Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Hippoglossoides elassodon

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Lithodes aequispinus

N Sea of Okhotsk, South Kurils, Western Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Some product from FIP fisheries

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises golden king crab caught in Russia on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 3: Management of 0.00.

Ocean Wise categorises golden king crab caught in Russia - Sea of Okhotsk with pots/traps as "Not Recommended."

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, Russian Far East Commercially Important Crabs Report

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Golden King Crab

Crab Catchers Association, Russian Far East Crab FIP

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Golden king crab

Lithodes aequispinus

East Sakhalin

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises golden king crab caught in Russia on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 3: Management of 0.00.

Ocean Wise categorises golden king crab caught in Russia - Sea of Okhotsk with pots/traps as "Not Recommended."

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, Russian Far East Commercially Important Crabs Report

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Golden King Crab

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species 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 directly impact the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Measures to protect vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Hard clams nei

Meretrix spp.

Gulf of Thailand

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Taiwan
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorizes mahi-mahi caught by Taiwan in the Western and Central Pacific with drifting longlines as on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.00.

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, 2016, Taiwan Dolphinfish (Mahi Mahi) Seafood Watch Report

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Mitre squid

Loligo chinensis

Thailand Gulf of Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises mitre squid caught in Thailand with otter trawls on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and Criterion 3: Management of 1.41.

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, 2013, China, India and Thailand Indian and Mitre Squid Seafood Watch Report

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Northern brown shrimp

Penaeus aztecus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Mississippi

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Well managed

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

References

Audubon G.U.L.F., Mississippi Shrimp FIP

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Northern quahog

Mercenaria mercenaria

US NW Atlantic Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Not certified or in a FIP

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

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorizes northern quahog clams caught in Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island with rakes as "Best Choice."

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, U.S. Atlantic Surf, Northern Quahog, Ocean Quahog and Softshell Clam Seafood Watch Report

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Northern red snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

Northern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Northern white shrimp

Penaeus setiferus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Louisiana

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Well managed

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

References

Fishery Progress, Louisiana shrimp - otter/skimmer trawl FIP

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Octopuses nei

Octopus spp.

Thai waters

Fishery countries:
Thailand
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Hoplostethus atlanticus

East and South Chatham Rise

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Hook and line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other fish, skates and sea birds, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Eastern Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Hook and line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery. This fish is caught as bycatch in other fisheries. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises pacific cod caught in the Russian Federation with longlines as a "Avoid."

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Russia West Bering Sea, East Kamchatka & Karaginsky fisheries for Pacific cod caught with longlines 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

Longline Fishery Association, Fishery Improvement Project

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Cod, Pacific Cod

Seafood Watch, 2014, Russian Federation Pacific Cod Seafood Watch Report

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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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

Sebastes alutus

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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
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Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

South American

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Dissostichus eleginoides

South American - Chilean - Chile South 47ºS

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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 a risk, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska - Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Certified

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

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is certified through the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program.

References

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, RFM Certification: Alaska Crab

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

Northern Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises snow crab caught in Russia is on the "Avoid" list , with a score Criterion 3: Management of 0.00.

Ocean Wise categorises snow crab caught in Russia - Sea of Okhotsk with pot/trap as "Not Recommended."

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

Crab Catchers Association, Russian Far East Crab FIP

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Snow Crab

Seafood Watch, 2015, Russian Far East Commercially Important Crabs Report

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Estuary and N Gulf of St Lawrence

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

Aequipecten opercularis

Faroese waters

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands
  • Dredge

Certified

Well managed

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

Osmerus mordax

Lake Erie

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance. 
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is some bycatch of other crabs with this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is certified through the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program.

References

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, RFM Certification: Alaska Crab

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Red snow crab

Chionoecetes japonicus

Sea of Japan

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Bristol Bay, Prince William Sound

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Cook Inlet

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

British Columbia - Fraser River

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

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

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
Accoura Marine, 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for the British Columbia Salmon Fishery

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South Pacific hake

Merluccius gayi gayi

Chilean

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. 
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Southern flounder

Paralichthys lethostigma

Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Seychelles
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Xiphias gladius

Northeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Warty swimming crab

Portunus haanii

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Penaeus vannamei

Sinaloa-Nayarit

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Managed

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

Limanda aspera

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Hook and line

FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles, seabirds and sharks, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but the scale of the issue is not established.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Vietnam yellowfin tuna - longline/handline FIP

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

Managed

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

References

Fisheries Improvement Indonesia, Handline Banda Sea

Fishery Progress, Eastern Indonesia yellowfin tuna - handline FIP

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Micronesia
  • Long line

FIP

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

References

Fishery Progress, Federated States of Micronesia yellowfin and bigeye tuna - longline

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

FIP

Managed

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

References

Fishery Progress, Hawaii tuna and large pelagics - longline FIP