Morrisons

Morrisons is a major British supermarket retailer, with more than 120,000 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 environment. Morrisons is partnered with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and became one of the first companies to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project in 2015. The retailer is also a member of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition, a partnership of UK businesses working together to support sustainable seafood. This disclosure represents wild caught fish and seafood used in Morrisons products. While progress is being made on the capture of information for source fisheries used in aquaculture feed, these are not included.

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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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine 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
  • No additional notes.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Suriname
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
South Korea
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

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

Certified

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
New Zealand, U.S.
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certified

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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.
  • 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

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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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Lophius piscatorius

Southern Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from FIP fisheries

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.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea, Icelandic, Norwegian Coastal

Fishery countries:
Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds and marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • 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 and anchored gillnets will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.  MSC conditions and recommendations are in place to strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Newfoundland

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

FIP

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
  • While one of the source fisheries opted to withdraw to from third party certification in 2017 Morrisons suppliers have established a prospective FIP with the intention to supporting research and rebuilding stocks.
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Celtic sea and S of Ireland

Fishery countries:
Ireland
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

English and Bristol Channels

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

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

The SPSG West of Scotland herring Pelagic Trawl fishery was MSC-certified but its certification was suspended in February 2016.

Other ratings
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the West of Scotland fishery for Atlantic herring with pelagic trawls as "Rating 5 (red)" as the stock is depleted.
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 - Herring or slid, West of Scotland, West of Ireland

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Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Spain, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from certified fisheries

Well managed

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

Sepia officinalis

English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • 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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Common dab

Limanda limanda

Celtic Sea and English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Common edible cockle

Cerastoderma edule

Limfjord

Fishery countries:
Denmark
  • Dredge

Certified

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.
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Common sole

Solea solea

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Common squids nei

Loligo spp.

Indonesian waters

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Lift nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Deep-water Cape hake

Merluccius paradoxus

South Africa

Fishery countries:
South Africa
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

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.
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Edible crab

Cancer pagurus

East Coast Scotland, Orkney, Southern North Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Pots and traps

Some product from FIP fisheries

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
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.
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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Black Sea

Fishery countries:
Turkey
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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 fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

NW Africa

Fishery countries:
Morocco
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

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 fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European hake

Merluccius merluccius

NE Atlantic northern stock

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

Some product from certified fisheries

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.
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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Bay of Biscay, Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel

Fishery countries:
France, U.K.
  • 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 sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central

Fishery countries:
Morocco
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

FIP

Managed

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

Pleuronectes platessa

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Eastern English Channel, Western English Channel,

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

North Sea and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Netherlands, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Some product from certified fisheries

Needs improvement

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
  • Some product is also sourced from FIP fisheries.
  • Morrisons have committed support over 3 years to Project UK Fisheries Improvement to oversee the transition of the North sea fishery to third party certification.
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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

English channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Goldstripe sardinella

Sardinella gibbosa

Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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
  • Morrisons is active in the Seafood Task Force, which is supporting the Thai industry and Government to address issues of illegal fishing and poor fisheries management.
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Great Atlantic scallop

Pecten maximus

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Dredge

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Funding has been provided to a Bangor University PhD project, which allowed assessment of the seabed impacts of the fishing method and Morrisons have committed support over 3 years to Project UK to transition the fishery to third party certification.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Norway, Russia
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Some product from certified fisheries

Well managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certified

Well managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Northern shelf

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Certified

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.
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Horned octopus

Eledone cirrhosa

British waters

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Inshore squids nei

Loliginidae

NE Atlantic shelf

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Japanese Flying Squid

Todarodes pacificus

East China Sea and Japan Sea

Fishery countries:
China
  • Midwater trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and 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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John dory

Zeus faber

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
Netherlands, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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 over 3 years to Project UK Fisheries Improvement to oversee the transition of the North Sea fishery to third party certification.
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Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

Western English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Lyrate hard clam

Meretrix lyrata

Ben Tre, Vietnam

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 2 -7, SFAs 9 - 12

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Pandalus borealis

E Scotian Shelf SFAs 13-15

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

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.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Icelandic offshore

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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 fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Canada, Greenland
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

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.
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Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Botney Gut - Silver Pit, Fladen Ground, Celtic Sea - The Smalls, South Minch, North Minch, Firth of Clyde, Irish Sea East, Irish Sea West

Fishery countries:
U.K., Ireland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The FishSource profiles for some assessment units are not yet complete, with some yet to have completed FishSource scores for stock status and management.
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Ocean shrimp

Pandalus jordani

Eastern Pacific

Fishery countries:
Canada, U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

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.
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Eastern Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed. 
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • 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. 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

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

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

Certified

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.
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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - Iturup Island Sakhalin

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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

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Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Celtic Sea and West of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Other ratings

The Marine Conservation Society categorises pollack as "Rating 3 (yellow) to Rating 4 (orange)".

Caveat

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

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Pollack or Lythe

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Pouting

Trisopterus luscus

British waters

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Queen scallop

Aequipecten opercularis

Irish Sea and W of Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Dredge

FIP

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.
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Raja rays nei (multispecies)

Raja spp.

Irish Sea, Bristol Channel, Western English Channel and NW Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • The fishery is not believed to pose a high environmental risk. However, very little to nothing is known about this fishery’s specific impacts. There is a Seafish skates and rays working group and UK retailers follow their recommendations regarding responsible sourcing of particular species.
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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Chinese waters

Fishery countries:
China
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery, but the introduced red swamp crawfish presents a risk to native crawfish species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • This fishery takes place in natural freshwater systems and rice fields and is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

As an introduced species, the impacts of the fishery on native species and ecosystems need to be considered.

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

SAI Global, 2016, Report on Qianjiang Hubei Province Red Swamp Crayfish fisheries - A Technical Review Document for the Development of a Fishery Improvement Project

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Saithe

Pollachius virens

North Sea, Skagerrak, west of Scotland and the Rockall

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Short-finned eel

Anguilla australis

New Zealand and SE Australia

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Katsuwonus pelamis

Eastern Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Spain
  • Purse seine
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Some product from FIP fisheries

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • 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 benthic habitat.
General Notes

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

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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Speckled shrimp

Metapenaeus monoceros

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

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.
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Surmullet

Mullus surmuletus

NE Atlantic southern stock

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Chile, Panama
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Swordtip squid

Uroteuthis edulis

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Merlangius merlangus

Celtic Sea

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

North Sea and Eastern English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

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.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Suriname
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka, Maldives
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

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 has a firm commitment that all of its tuna supplying vessels are registered on the ISSF Proactive Vessel Register (PVR) which independantly verifies that the fishing practices of the boat meets the regional fishery requirements. In 2015 Morrisons began to directly support ISSF in their advocacy to Governments to improve their tuna fishery management controls.

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