Meijer

Meijer is a family-owned, privately-held retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that proudly employs nearly 70,000 team members and operates 241 supercenters in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Since 1934, Meijer is driven by the mission to be a good neighbor and actively supports local communities.

Number of Fisheries Used

72

Number of Certified Fisheries

32

Number of Fisheries in a FIP

14

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

16

Number of Fisheries Managed

10

Fishing Methods Used in Associated Fisheries
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Dredge
    • Seine nets
    • Purse seine
    • Lift nets
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Long line
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Pots and traps
Summary

Our customers desire to know that the seafood they purchase from Meijer comes from high-quality, sustainable sources. This requires us to keep an unwavering focus on governance, supplier partnerships, and support for continuous improvement efforts to provide the best quality seafood. Meijer works with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) to help its farmed seafood suppliers achieve the GAA’s strict Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. The Company encourages all of its wild-caught seafood suppliers to become certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative, and also sources from international fisheries involved with Fishery Improvement Projects (FIP).

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 lobster

Homarus americanus

Georges Bank and Nova Scotia offshore

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 St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

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
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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge

Some product from certified fisheries

Profile not yet complete

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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American yellow perch

Perca flavescens

Lake Erie Western Basin

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance. 
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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American yellow perch

Perca flavescens

Manitoba Lake Winnipeg

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to sharks with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Argentina onshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Wild Patagonia Pink Shrimp FIP

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy (4VWX)

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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. 
  • 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 spawners

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

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

Sebastes mentella

Irminger Sea shallow pelagic

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • 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

Southern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises black grouper caught in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and with handlines 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 handlines 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, 2014, U.S. Black, Gag, Red, Snowy, Warsaw and Yellowedge Grouper Report

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Black Grouper

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Blue king crab

Paralithodes platypus

Western Kamchatka

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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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Java Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Pots and traps

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, Indonesian blue swimming crab - gillnet/trap

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Southeast Alaska

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 - Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

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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Lake whitefish

Coregonus clupeaformis

Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Lake whitefish caught in Lake Huron's Canadian waters with bottom gillnets as a "Good Alternative" and in Lake Winnipeg, Canada, with midwater gillnets as on the "Avoid" list.

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, Canada and U.S. Lake Huron Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, Rainbow Smelt, Walleye and Yellow Perch Report

Seafood Watch, 2015, Canada Lakes Manitoba, Winnipeg and Winnipegosis Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Walleye and Yellow Perch Report

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

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

References

Fishery Progress, Ecuador mahi-mahi - longline

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

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

References

Fishery Progress, Peru mahi-mahi - longline (WWF)

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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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North Pacific hake

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S., Canada
  • 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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Northern brown shrimp

Penaeus aztecus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Texas

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

Fishery Progress, US Texas shrimp - otter trawl

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Northern pink shrimp

Penaeus duorarum

Northern Gulf of Mexico - US Federal

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, Gulf of Mexico northern pink shrimp - otter trawl

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

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 halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - Alaska, US West Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Some product from certified fisheries

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

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska - Annette Islands Reserve

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • 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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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska - Prince William Sound

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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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Nova Scotia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • 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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Red grouper

Epinephelus morio

Gulf of Mexico and NW Atlantic - Southern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Habitat impacts in this fishery are not well understood.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Kamchatka-Kurils

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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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Western Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Some product from FIP fisheries

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

References
Crab Catchers Association, Russia Far East Crab FIP

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Snappers nei

Lutjanus spp.

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Future of Indonesian Fisheries, Indonesian Longline Demersal Fish

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet, Copper-Bering, Prince William Sound, Westward 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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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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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

Southwest Pacific

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Long line

Prospective FIP

Managed

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

Sander vitreus

Lake Erie western and central

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Walleye

Sander vitreus

Lake Winnipeg

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. 
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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White bass

Morone chrysops

Lake Erie, Lake Winnipeg

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

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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White perch

Morone americana

Lake Erie

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are 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.
  • Profile not yet complete.
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

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • 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.
  • 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

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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.