Morrisons

Morrisons is a major British supermarket retailer, with more than 100,000 colleagues in 491 stores serving over 11 million customers every week. Morrisons operates its own sites making meat, fruit and veg, fish, bakery and fresh food products - 17 in all - and is unique in preparing and making more than half of the fresh food sold in its stores, supported by over 9,000 trained butchers, bakers, fishmongers, cheesemongers and other skilled in-store specialists. Morrisons currently offers its customers a range of nearly 70 seafood species, with its range of wild caught seafood covering more than 50 species.

Summary

Morrisons aims to source its seafood from fisheries and farms that use methods which are the least detrimental to the marine environment, provide equitable working conditions and stable incomes to those employed within them. All species must meet a set of sustainability criteria before they can be stocked in store. Morrisons partners with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) to inform its seafood source risks assessments, and works with suppliers to address issues where they are identified. In 2015, Morrisons became one of the first companies to disclose its seafood sourcing list through the Ocean Disclosure Project. This disclosure represents wild caught fish and seafood used in Morrisons products and includes minor ingredients. While progress is being made on the capture of information for source fisheries used in aquaculture feed, these are not included.

Morrisons supports the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme, a standard for crew welfare and responsible catching practices on board fishing vessels and has committed to source its UK caught and landed wild capture seafood from Responsible Fishing Scheme-certified vessels. Morrisons is a member of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), a partnership of UK businesses working together to support sustainable seafood, and has adopted the SSC voluntary codes of conduct for the environmental labelling and sourcing of seafood products.

Morrisons has a tuna-specific policy stating that it will only source tuna from pole and line fisheries or fisheries that do not use fish aggregating devices (FADs). In support of this commitment to sustainable tuna, the retailer also aims to source its tuna from vessels that are independently assessed and listed on the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)’s Proactive Vessel Register, which represents vessels that are engaged in tuna sustainability efforts.

Associated Fisheries

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

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Suriname

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of other tuna, billfishes and sharks 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
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species; incidental capture of PET species by troll and handline gear is uncommon.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species; incidental capture of PET species by troll and handline gear is uncommon.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of fin-fish, particularly cod, is a risk in this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • While this fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed, an MSC condition is in place to better understand potential habitat impacts.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. The risk to marine mammals of entanglement in lobster gear is considered low.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

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

Species and Location

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Angler

Lophius piscatorius

Southern Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and rays with this fishery. Occasional interactions with marine mammals occur.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • Morrisons has worked with fisher organisations, suppliers and Seafish in the development of an ecological risk assessment for this fishery and is supporting Project UK Fisheries Improvements to transition the fishery to third party certification.

Species and Location

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Argentine anchovy

Engraulis anchoita

North of 41°S to Santa Catarina

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, Russia

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.  MSC conditions and recommendations are in place to strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.  Management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Newfoundland 2J3KL

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • The fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

North Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. An MSC condition is in place to review gear interactions with PET species and implement mitigation measures where needed.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place. An MSC condition is in place to assess and manage potential impacts on bycatch species.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. An MSC condition is in place to assess the impact of the fisheries on sensitive habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Celtic sea and S of Ireland

Fishery countries:
Ireland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

English and Bristol Channels

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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.

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Netherlands, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

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.

Species and Location

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Blonde ray

Raja brachyura

Bristol Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Bristol Channel fishery for blonde ray 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 - Ray, blonde, Bristol Channel

Species and Location

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Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

East Jutland

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed. An MSC condition is in place to assess the impact of mussel dredges on the sea floor.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

Limfjord

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Common cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the English Channel fishery for cuttlefish using demersal otter trawl and trap 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 - Cuttlefish, English Channel, Demersal otter trawl

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Cuttlefish, English Channel, Trap

Species and Location

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Common dab

Limanda limanda

Celtic Sea and English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to skates and rays with this fishery.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Common edible cockle

Cerastoderma edule

Limfjord

Fishery countries:
Denmark

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Common sole

Solea solea

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed. 
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Common squids nei

Loligo spp.

Indonesian waters

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Lift nets
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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Cuckoo ray

Raja naevus

Celtic Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Celtic Sea and West of Scotland fishery for cuckoo ray 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 - Ray, cuckoo, Celtic Sea and West of Scotland

Species and Location

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Deep-water Cape hake

Merluccius paradoxus

South Africa

Fishery countries:
South Africa

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. An MSC condition is in place to gather information on fishery impacts on bird species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. An MSC condition is in place to investigate options for protecting benthic habitats.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

East Coast Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals of entanglement in pot ropes with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. Non-target species are usually released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

Orkney

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals of entanglement in pot ropes with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. Non-target species are usually released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

This fishery was in an FIP from 2012 to 2017. The Orkney edible crab creel fishery then entered into the full MSC assessment process in May 2017, it is anticipated that if the fishery meets the standard it will be certified in 2018.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Orkney fishery for edible crab using creels and pots as "Rating 3 (yellow)". This rating was downgraded from "Rating 2 (pale green) in 2018.

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 - Crab, brown or edible, Orkney

Species and Location

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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

Southern North Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Southern North Sea fishery for edible crab using creels and pots 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 - Crab, brown or edible, Southern North Sea

Species and Location

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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Morrisons have committed support to Project UK Fisheries Improvement to oversee the transition of the south west crab and lobster fishery to third party certification.

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Western Channel fishery for edible crab 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 - Crab, brown or edible, Western Channel, VIIe

Species and Location

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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Black Sea

Fishery countries:
Turkey

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may impact food availability to PET species.
  • 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.

Species and Location

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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Northern Adriatic Sea

Fishery countries:
Italy

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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.

Species and Location

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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

NW Africa

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic northern stock

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, sharks, skates and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place, including the use of acoustic pingers.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. An MSC condition is in place to establish a discard monitoring programme.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Bay of Biscay, Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel

Fishery countries:
France, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

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

Species and Location

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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Eastern English Channel, Western English Channel,

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

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

Species and Location

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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to cause unacceptable impacts to PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but management measures are in place to reduce impacts.
  • 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
  • This fishery was MSC certified in 2017.

Species and Location

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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Irish Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the seabed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Kattegat, Belts and Sound

Fishery countries:
Netherlands

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • Supply of plaice caught by pulse fishing methods is not permitted.

Species and Location

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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

North Sea and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
Netherlands, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons have committed support to Project UK Fisheries Improvement to oversee the transition of the North Sea fishery to third party certification
  • Supply of plaice caught by pulse fishing methods is not permitted.

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Baltic Sea

Fishery countries:
Latvia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Effects on ETP species are considered highly likely to be within acceptable limits.
  • The main bycatch species, Baltic herring, is well managed.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on information from sources other than the FishSource profile.
References
Bureau Veritas, 2017, MSC Public Certification Report for SLFPO Pelagic Trawl Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

English channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to 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.

Species and Location

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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Bristol Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons support improvements in the understanding of fishing impacts through sponsoring academic research. They also support Project UK Fisheries improvement to oversee the transition of the English channel fishery to third party certification.

Species and Location

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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Cornwall

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Morrisons support improvements in the understanding of fishing impacts through sponsoring academic research. They also support Project UK Fisheries improvement to oversee the transition of the English channel fishery to third party certification.

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Cornwall dredge fishery for Great Atlantic scallop as "Rating 4 (orange)".

Caveat

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

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Scallop, King, scallops, Cornwall

Species and Location

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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Morrisons support improvements in the understanding of fishing impacts through sponsoring academic research. They also support Project UK Fisheries improvement to oversee the transition of the English channel fishery to third party certification.

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Western Channel Inshore dredge fishery for Great Atlantic scallop as "Rating 3 (yellow)".

Caveat

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

References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Scallop, King, scallops, Western Channel Inshore

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, Russia

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type. Long lines and gillnets present the greatest risk.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

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

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • 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.

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Northern shelf

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but management measures are in place to reduce impacts on retained species.
  • 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
  • As a mixed fishery, the effects of management measures on other species need to be considered within an ecosystem context.

Species and Location

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Hardenberg's anchovy

Stolephorus insularis

Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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Horned octopus

Eledone cirrhosa

British waters

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Indian squid

Loligo duvauceli

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery.
  • 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
  • Morrisons supplier is supporting the establishment of a fishery improvement programme for this fishery, which should be formalised within the next year.

Species and Location

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Inshore squids nei

Loliginidae

NE Atlantic shelf

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the North East Atlantic fishery for squid with demersal otter trawls as "Rating 4 (orange)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating for this fishery is based on a provisional assessment and is not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Squid, Atlantic or European, North East Atlantic, All Areas

Species and Location

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Japanese Flying Squid

Todarodes pacificus

East China Sea and Japan Sea

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the East China Sea fishery for Japanese flying squid as "Rating 2 (pale green)".
Caveat
The stock status and management rating and environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Squid, Japanese flying, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Bo Hai Sea, Korea Bay

Species and Location

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John dory

Zeus faber

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the North East Atlantic fishery for John Dory with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 4 (orange)".

Caveat

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

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - John Dory, North East Atlantic, Demersal otter trawl

Species and Location

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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
Netherlands, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Morrisons have committed support to Project UK Fisheries Improvement to oversee the transition of the North Sea fishery to third party certification.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Eastern English Channel fishery for lemon sole caught with demersal otter trawl and seine net 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 - Sole, Lemon, North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and Eastern English Channel

Species and Location

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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, sharks, skates and rays with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Lizardfishes nei (multispecies)

Saurida spp.

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Lyrate hard clam

Meretrix lyrata

Ben Tre, Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 1 -3, SFAs 5 - 12

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

E Scotian Shelf SFAs 13-15

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The Scotian Shelf fishery was previously MSC-certified but withdrew from the programme in July 2014.

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Icelandic offshore

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is currently undergoing MSC full assessment.
  • This species plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Icelandic inshore

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is currently undergoing MSC full assessment.
  • This species plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

Species and Location

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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Canada, Greenland

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Botney Gut- Silver Pit

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • 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

The Southern North Sea nephrops was previously MSC-certified but withdrew from the programme in January 2013.
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)".

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

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

Species and Location

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks and rays with this fishery, however, there is no specific information on the impact of this fishery to PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes cod, haddock and whiting. 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.

Species and Location

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Fladen Ground

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • 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

Species and Location

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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Irish Sea East

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • 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
MCS's Good Fish Guide - Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi, Irish Sea East

Species and Location

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Ocean shrimp

Pandalus jordani

Eastern Pacific

Fishery countries:
Canada, U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from certified fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Ornate threadfin bream

Nemipterus hexodon

Gulf of Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are based on a provisional assessment and are not derived from the FishSource profile.
References
Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA), June 2017, Public Comment Draft Report for Patagonian Scallop Bottom Otter Trawl Fishery in Argentine Sea

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - Iturup Island Sakhalin

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low and non-target species are released alive.
  • 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
SCS Global Services, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Iturup Pink & Chum Salmon Fisheries

Species and Location

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Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Celtic Sea and West of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings

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

Species and Location

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Pouting

Trisopterus luscus

British waters

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to skates and rays with this fishery.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species of other whitefish fisheries.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Queen scallop

Aequipecten opercularis

Irish Sea and W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls and dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

North Sea, Skagerrak, west of Scotland and the Rockall

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Shallow-water cape hake

Merluccius capensis

South Africa

Fishery countries:
South Africa

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Previous concerns over interactions with seabirds have been mitigated using bird scaring lines and a reduction in fishing effort. However, information on seabird bycatch mortality is still limited.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but there is a strategy in place for managing retained species. The discard rate for the fishery is very low and the fishery is unlikely to hinder the recovery of discarded species.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed, however, this fishery is considered highly unlikely to have an irreversible impact on habitat structure and function.
General Notes

Caveat
The environmental notes for this fishery are partly based on information from sources other than the FishSource profile.
References
Intertek, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for South Africa Hake Trawl Fishery

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ghana, Senegal

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • 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

Species and Location

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Speckled shrimp

Metapenaeus monoceros

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

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

Species and Location

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Spotted ray

Raja montagui

English and Bristol Channels, Celtic Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Channel and Southern Celtic Sea fisheries caught with demersal otter trawl as "Rating 3  (yellow)" and "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.

Species and Location

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Surmullet

Mullus surmuletus

NE Atlantic southern stock

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • 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.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Chile, Panama

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tuna, sharks, billfishes and other fish.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Thornback ray

Raja clavata

Irish and Celtic Seas

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Irish and Celtic Seas Pit fishery for thornback ray 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 - Ray, thornback ray, Roker, Irish and Celtic Seas

Species and Location

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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

North Sea and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery. Gillnets present a hazard to marine mammals. Bycatch of lamprey has been observed for bottom trawls. Both gear types present a hazard to shad.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Benthic impacts vary by gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin sole

Limanda aspera

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Stock Status and Management

Well managed

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

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

References

MRAG Americas, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands Alaska Flatfish Fishery

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Suriname

Production Methods

  • Long line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

Species and Location

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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka, Maldives

Production Methods

  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Stock Status and Management

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Risks to PET species vary by gear type. Longlines present a hazard to sea turtles, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type.  Longlines 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
  • Morrisons are committed to promoting uptake of the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR), which independently verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements, and continue to work towards full registration of supply vessels. In 2015, Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

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