Lidl UK

Since establishing itself in the UK in 1994, Lidl has experienced continuous growth in Great Britain and today has over 20,500 employees, 700 stores and 12 distribution centres in England, Scotland and Wales. As part of the Schwarz retail group, Lidl is one of Europe’s leading organisations in the food retail industry. With a presence in 30 countries around the world, the supermarket, which has more than 225,000 employees globally, currently operates approximately 10,000 stores and more than 150 distribution centres in 28 countries globally. Social responsibility and sustainability are at the core of the company's daily operations, with the company placing a strong emphasis on its responsibility for people, society and the environment.  Lidl UK is passionate about working with British producers and sources two thirds of its products from the UK, working with suppliers across the British Isles wherever possible.

Summary

At Lidl UK, the principles of responsible fish and seafood sourcing are led from ensuring that the fish sold within our product ranges are sourced from the healthiest stocks possible using the least destructive fishing methods possible, with high regard for both environmental and social standards.

Safe guarding fish stocks for the future is an issue we are passionate about and we are proud of the progress we have made.  We recognise the importance of effective management in achieving sustainable fisheries and responsible farm operations. To date we have been committed to working with recognised certification schemes, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Global Gap, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) to increase the amount of our chilled, frozen and canned fish products sourced from sustainably managed fisheries.

In 2018, as part of our second ‘Responsible Fish and Seafood Sourcing Policy’ we made the following commitments to responsible sourcing:

Wild Seafood:

  • 100% of our own brand chilled and frozen wild caught lines must be sourced from MSC certified fisheries1
  • 100% of wild caught seafood used as an ingredient in Lidl ready-meal products must be sourced from MSC certified fisheries.
  • Any Nephrops norvegicus (Scampi) sourced for Lidl UK, must be sourced from within a credible Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP)

1 Nephrops norvegicus (Scampi) – MSC certification commitment does not apply to Lidl UK’s Wholetail Scampi, where Lidl is a partner of PUKFI to introduce MSC Sampi into the market.

Farmed Seafood:

  • By the end of 2018, 100% of our own brand chilled, frozen farmed species as well as farmed species used as an ingredient in other products must be sourced from BAP 2*, Global Gap or ASC certified sources.
  • However, we are working towards 100% traceability and sustainability in our farmed seafood supply chains. Therefore, we expect all suppliers of own brand chilled and frozen farmed species to be working towards BAP 4* (or equivalent). We regard equivalent schemes as:
    • Processing plants to be BAP/Global gap certified and
    • Farms to be BAP/Global gap or ASC certified and
    • Hatcheries to be BAP or Global Gap certified and
    • Feedmill to be BAP, Global GAP certified (or ASC)
  • In addition to the above, all Scottish farmed Salmon must be RSPCA assured. 

For over 10 years we have been working with our suppliers and wider industry partners to set our approach to responsible fish and seafood sourcing. This is outlined through our membership of the ‘Sustainable Seafood Coalition’, a progressive partnership of businesses cooperating to address important issues in fish and seafood sustainability.

In recognition of the progress we have made in expanding our MSC certified product range we received the Best Mid-sized Retailer Award by the MSC in 2016. More information on our sourcing policy can be found here.

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, Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia, 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.
  • 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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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Purse seine

FIP

Managed

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

Engraulis anchoita

North of 41°S to Santa Catarina

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Occasional interactions with seabirds and marine mammals are known to occur within this fishery, but data is too limited to state whether this hinders their recovery. An MSC condition is in place to provide evidence of effects on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Argentine shortfin squid

Illex argentinus

SW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is not believed to be an issue for PET species.
  • Bycatch is not believed to be an issue 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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Baltic sea eastern

Fishery countries:
Latvia
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • Bycatch consists of flatfish species, predominantly founder.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Norway, Russia, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • 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.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.  MSC conditions and recommendations are in place to strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and 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.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Catch from this fishery is covered by Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Certification. More information is available here.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on PET species but occasional interactions with elasmobranchs (skates, rays and sharks), grey seals, and allis shad may occur.
  • The main bycatch species include haddock,whiting and saithe, among others. MSC conditions are in place regarding bycatch.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. But, the fishery is considered highly unlikely to irreparably reduce habitat structure and function.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Midwater trawl
  • Long line

Certified

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.
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea Central

Fishery countries:
Sweden
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

Irish Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Some product from certified fisheries

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

W Newfoundland (fall and spring spawners)

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

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

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

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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Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

Shetland Islands and Scottish Mainland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Miscellaneous

Certified

Well managed

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

This fishery does not have a FishSource profile.

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from a FishSource profile.
References
Acoura Marine, 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for Shetland and Scottish Mainland Rope Grown mussel Enhanced fishery

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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Bay of Biscay

Fishery countries:
Spain
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Northern Spain (Mediterranean)

Fishery countries:
Spain
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central, NW Africa southern

Fishery countries:
Morocco
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Available data is still limited, but work is underway in the Moroccan FIP to determine fishery interactions with PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited. Work is in progress in the Moroccan FIP to identify and quantify discards.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Norway, Russia, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Hook and line

Certified

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.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Hook and line

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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Indian squid

Loligo duvauceli

India

Fishery countries:
India
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 4-6, SFAs 8-10, SFA 12

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Estonia, Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

E Scotian Shelf SFAs 13-15

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is low due to the use of the Nordmore grate.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, this fishery does not overlap with sensitive habitats.
General Notes

This MSC-certified Canada Scotian Shelf Northern prawn trawl fishery is the largest MSC-certified coldwater shrimp fishery in the world.
Caveat

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

References

Intertek, 2014, MSC Public Certification Report for Canadian Scotian Shelf Northern Prawn Trawl Fishery Shrimp Fishing Areas 13, 14, 15

Acoura Marine Ltd, 2017, MSC 3rd Surveillance Report for the Canada Scotian Shelf Northern Prawn Trawl Fishery

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Canada, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

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.
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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Botney Gut- Silver Pit, Farn Deeps, Irish Sea East

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Botney Gut - Silver Pit fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 3 (yellow)", and the Farn Deeps fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 5 (red)".

Caveat
The stock status and management rating for the Botney Gut - Silver Pit and Farns Deep component of this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.

References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Devil's Hole, Firth of Forth, Moray Firth, Noup

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Devil's Hole fishery and the Noup fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 4 (orange)" and the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth fisheries for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl 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 - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may present a risk to sharks, skates and rays.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes whiting, haddock and Norway pout. Bycatch of cod is low and mitigation measures are in place to reduce impacts on cod.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Fladen Ground

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes cod, haddock and whiting. Mitigation measures, including the use of more selective gears, have been implemented to reduce unwanted catch.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Fladen Ground fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 2 (pale green)".

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

References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Irish Sea West, The Smalls

Fishery countries:
Ireland
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes whiting, haddock, and cod. Some of the fleet uses bycatch reduction devices.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Irish Sea West and Celtic Sea, The Smalls fisheries for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl 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 - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Labadie

Fishery countries:
France, Ireland
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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 the Labadie; Jones & Cockburn fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl 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 - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Off Horn's Reef

Fishery countries:
Netherlands
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Off Horn Reef fishery for Norway lobster caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 4 (orange)".

Caveat

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

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Aleutian Islands, Eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

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 directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Patagonian grenadier

Macruronus magellanicus

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina, Falkland Islands [Islas Malvinas], Spain
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

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

References

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

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

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

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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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ghana
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Purse seine

FIP

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
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Philippines
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries. However, purse seine gear still present a hazard to sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks.
  • This fishery uses FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine gear, which results in less bycatch than associated fisheries. However, bycatch is still 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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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

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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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

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
American Samoa
  • Purse seine
  • Lift nets

Certified

Well managed

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