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Number of Fisheries Used
Number of Certified Fisheries
Number of Fisheries in a FIP
Number of Fisheries Assessed as Low Risk by Nonprofit Science Partner

Number of Fisheries Used

53

Number of Certified Fisheries

24

Number of Fisheries in a FIP

7

Number of Fisheries Assessed as Low Risk by Nonprofit Science Partner

22

Production Methods Used
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Dredge
    • Seine nets
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Longlines
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Pots and traps
Summary

This profile covers all Stop & Shop and Nature's Promise brand wild-caught fresh, frozen and canned seafood sold by Stop & Shop in 2019. Stop & Shop has a comprehensive sustainable seafood policy. We are committed to sourcing only seafood from fisheries and farms that are well managed to ensure that fish populations remain healthy and that fishing and farming methods have a minimum environmental and social impact. All seafood we sell, whether it’s fresh, frozen, or canned, must meet important sustainability criteria. We work with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), a nonprofit third party, to help us maintain the credibility and transparency of our policy. For both wild-caught and farmed seafood, we will source a product if it has a certification benchmarked by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), or if it is from an active fishery or aquaculture improvement project. In cases where neither exists, we will only source a product if it assessed as low risk by GMRI. Low risk sources are managed by competent authorities and have management plans in place that incorporate a science-based approach to ensure sustainability. We only work with suppliers that know where the seafood they provide us comes from, and we require traceability to the source fishery or farm for every item we carry.

Stop & Shop also requires canned tuna suppliers to comply with the International Sustainable Seafood Foundation conservation measures, and encourages shrimp suppliers to buy from Seafood Task Force members when sourcing from Thailand. Stop & Shop’s parent company, Ahold Delhaize, is a member of the Seafood Task Force, as well as the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability. Ahold Delhaize is also a signatory to the World Economic Forum Tuna Declaration. Through the Tuna Declaration, we are committed to pursuing traceability to the vessel for all fresh, frozen, and canned tuna from every country.

For more information on our seafood sourcing policy, please visit:

Associated Fisheries

Species and Location
Production Methods
Certification or Improvement Project
Sustainability Ratings
Notes

Species and Location

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Acadian redfish

Sebastes fasciatus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have unacceptable impacts on PET species. PET species that may interact with the fishery include marine mammals, sea turtles and Atlantic sturgeon, but recorded interactions are low.
  • This fishery does not pose a risk of serious harm to bycatch species. Major bycatch species include dogfish and skate, of which, thorny skate is overfished. There is a partial strategy in place to ensure the fishery does not hinder the recovery of thorny skate.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes

Reference

SAI Global, 2016, MSC Assessment Final Report and Determination for US Acadian Redfish, Pollock and Haddock Otter Trawl Fishery.

Species and Location

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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

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, but occasional impacts may occur.
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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American cupped oyster

Crassostrea virginica

US Atlantic - Virginia

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank - US Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to PET species with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

Eastern Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have significant impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low. Furthermore, bycatch of commercial finfish is included in groundfish quotas.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Reference

Seafood Watch, 2011, Canada Atlantic Sea Scallop Seafood Watch Report

Species and Location

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic - Mid-Atlantic Bight

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Arrow-tooth flounder

Atheresthes stomias

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Eastern Scotian shelf

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

North Sea, E English Channel and Skagerrak

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may interact with harbour porpoise and grey seals, but mitigation measures are in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery. The main bycatch species include haddock, whiting and saithe, among others.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Atlantic pollock (Saithe)

Pollachius virens

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

Chesapeake Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Blue king crab

Paralithodes platypus

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Crab Catchers Association, Russia Far East Crab FIP

Species and Location

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska - Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

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

References
Intertek Moody Marine, 2013, Alaska Salmon Fishery MSC Public Certification Report

Species and Location

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska - Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

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

Species and Location

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Common carp

Cyprinus carpio

Canada Inland

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Common periwinkle

Littorina littorea

Nova Scotia

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Dungeness crab

Cancer magister

Oregon

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
  • This fishery was previously MSC-certified but withdrew from the MSC program in 2015. As of 2017, the fishery is undergoing an MSC Pre-Assessment.

References

Marine Stewardship Council, Oregon Dungeness Crab

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • 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 strengthen understanding of fishery interactions with sensitive habitat.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

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

Species and Location

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Jonah crab

Cancer borealis

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, GMRI.
  • This fishery was in the Jonah Crab FIP from 2014-2017.

References

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Jonah Crab Fishery Improvement Project

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

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

References

Fishery Progress, Peruvian jumbo flying squid - jig

Species and Location

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Lake whitefish

Coregonus clupeaformis

Lake Erie

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Longfin squid

Loligo pealeii

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, sharks, and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • There is some risk of bycatch by bottom trawl gear.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Needs improvement

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

References

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

Species and Location

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Malabar grouper

Epinephelus malabaricus

Makassar Strait - Flores Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Indonesia deepwater groundfish - dropline, longline, trap and gillnet

Species and Location

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Monkfish (American angler)

Lophius americanus

US North Atlantic North

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low, many species are retained.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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North Pacific hake

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Northern brown shrimp

Penaeus aztecus

NW Atlantic - US Federal

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but excluder devices are fitted to nets for protection.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However,
    management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Northern quahog

Mercenaria mercenaria

US NW Atlantic Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Dredge
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Ocean quahog

Arctica islandica

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Dredge

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Habitat impacts in this fishery are not fully understood.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

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Pacific calico scallop

Argopecten ventricosus

Baja California Sur

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

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.
  • 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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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Red porgy

Pagrus pagrus

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Silver hake

Merluccius bilinearis

US Atlantic coast northern

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Snow crab (Queen crab)

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

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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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska - Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

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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Spot croaker

Leiostomus xanthurus

NW Atlantic Central

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Steamer clam (Sand gaper)

Mya arenaria

US Atlantic Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Summer flounder

Paralichthys dentatus

Northwest Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

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.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southwest Pacific

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

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

References

Fishery Progress, Vietnam swordfish - handline

Species and Location

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southwest Pacific - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Australia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

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

Species and Location

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Vermilion snapper

Rhomboplites aurorubens

Gulf of Mexico and Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • 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
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Species and Location

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Warrior swimcrab

Callinectes bellicosus

West Baja California Sur

Fishery countries:
Mexico

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Mexico Western Baja California Sur swimming crab - pot/trap

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

Sustainability Ratings

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

fishery flag

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

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

References

Fishery Progress, Vietnam yellowfin tuna - longline/handline

Species and Location

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Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

Newfoundland Grand Banks

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • The interaction of this fishery with PET species is unknown.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

Southern New England/Mid Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is assessed as low risk by our nonprofit science partner, Gulf of Maine Research Institute.