Thai Union

Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for more than 40 years. Today, Thai Union is regarded as one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 126.3 billion (US$ 4.1 billion) and a global workforce of over 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products. As well as its commercial offices, the company owns and maintains production facilities in locations such as the Thailand, Seychelles, Ghana, France, Portugal, Poland, Germany and the U.S. The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch and Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta and Marvo.

Number of fisheries used
Number of certified fisheries
Number of fisheries in a FIP
Number of farmed sources used
Number of certified farmed sources

Number of fisheries used

167

Number of certified fisheries

36

Number of fisheries in a FIP

49

Number of farmed sources used

44

Number of certified farmed sources

21

Production Methods Used
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Purse seine
    • Associated purse seine
    • FAD-free (unassociated) purse seine
    • Seine nets
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Longlines
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Pots and traps
    • Miscellaneous
    • Farmed
Summary

Thai Union (TU) is committed to “Healthy Living, Healthy Oceans” as our company’s strategic focus. TU understands that the oceans are the foundation of our business and that healthy oceans are critical for the future of our planet, particularly in combating climate change. The company’s mission is to be the seafood industry’s leading agent of change, making a real positive difference for seafood consumers, our customers, and the entire seafood industry.

In 2016, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. SeaChange® is conceived as a journey that covers every aspect of the TU’s business: from stewardship of the oceans to managing waste; from responsible treatment of workers to building brighter futures for our surrounding communities. The backbone of SeaChange® is the ability to fully trace our products – from catch to consumption. With full traceability in place, TU is able to identify, investigate and improve performance on key issues in the four work programs of SeaChange®: Safe and Legal Labor, Responsible Sourcing, Responsible Operations and People and Communities.

This can only be achieved through collaboration and shared goals, as highlighted by UN SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals. TU is an active member in many pre-competitive collaborative initiatives and has a multitude of relationships and projects underway with NGOs, governments and associations. TU is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). TU engages with our suppliers on many pilot projects as well as Fishery and Aquaculture Improvement Projects to drive continuous improvement through all levels of the supply chain. TU’s ongoing work on sustainability led to the company being listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the seventh consecutive year in 2020, and ranked number two in the world on the Food Products Industry Index. TU was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.

The scope of the profile includes wild-caught and farmed seafood sourced for Thai Union's branded and private labelled products in 2020.

Associated Fisheries

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

Species and Location

fishery flag

Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 1

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on ETP 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.

References

MSC: Alaska pollock - Gulf of Alaska

Good Fish Guide - Pollock, Alaska, Walleye, Pelagic trawl, North East Pacific (FAO 67), Gulf of Alaska, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Walleye pollock, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Midwater trawls, Marine Stewardship Council Certified Alaska pollock - Gulf of Alaska Fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag

Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 1

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on ETP 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.

References

MSC: Russia Sea of Okhotsk pollock

Good Fish Guide - Pollock, Alaska, Walleye, Pelagic trawl, North West Pacific (FAO 61), Sea of Okhotsk, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Walleye pollock, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Midwater trawls, Marine Stewardship Council Certified Alaska pollock - Gulf of Alaska Fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Indian Ocean, Longline

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, Longline (deepset), Indian Ocean

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Malaysia, Seychelles

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Indian Ocean, Longline

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
China, Indonesia, Taiwan

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Indian Ocean, Longline

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, Longline (deepset), Indian Ocean

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Seychelles

Production Methods

  • Associated purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • All purse seine fishing vessels are listed on the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)’s ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) and are audited against ISSF conservation measures.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Spain

Production Methods

  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species; incidental capture by troll and pole-and-line 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

References

MSC: North Atlantic albacore artisanal fishery

Bureau Veritas Iberia, June 2016, MSC Public Certification Report for North Atlantic albacore artisanal fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Portugal, Spain

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species; incidental capture by pole-and-line 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

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, North Atlantic, Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, North Atlantic, Pole & Line

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Namibia, South Africa

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species; incidental capture by pole-and-line gear is uncommon.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low, but there are concerns about unknown impacts on bait fish used in the fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, South Atlantic, Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, South Atlantic, Pole & Line

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species; incidental capture by troll 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

References

MSC: AAFA and WFOA North Pacific albacore tuna

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Troll, North Pacific

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, Trolling lines, Marine Stewardship Council Certified AAFA and WFOA North Pacific albacore tuna Fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, North Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, North Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
Japan

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low but the fishery may have impacts on fish populations used for bait.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Pole & Line, North Pacific

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, Japan - North Pacific, Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

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

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Albacore, Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines, United States - North Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

Fishery countries:
Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, North Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species; incidental capture by troll 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

References

MSC: New Zealand albacore tuna troll

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific - WCPFC

Fishery countries:
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Solomon Islands

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals 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

References

MSC: Australian Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and swordfish)

MSC: Fiji Albacore, Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna longline

MSC: Solomon Islands longline albacore and yellowfin tuna fishery

MSC: SZLC, CSFC & FZLC Cook Islands EEZ South Pacific albacore, yellowfin and bigeye longline

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, South Pacific

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Albacore, Longlines, MSC Certified

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, South Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, South Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, South Pacific, Longline

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
Australia, Micronesia, Nauru, South Korea, Taiwan, Vanuatu

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, South Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

South Pacific

Fishery countries:
Fiji

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, sea turtles and seabirds 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Tuna, albacore, Longline, South Pacific

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

American lobster

Homarus americanus

Northwest Atlantic - multiple regions (unspecified)

Fishery countries:
Canada, U.S.

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • The main risk to ETP species from this fishery is from entanglement of marine mammals, especially the critically endangered North Atlantic Right whale, in lobster gear. Management measures are in place in the Canadian lobster fisheries to reduce the likelihood of interactions occurring.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • Lobster traps are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes

Species and Location

fishery flag

Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central Industrial

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may impact food availability to ETP species. The FIP aims to better understand the impacts of the fishery on ETP species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low. However, anomalous environmental conditions 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

References

Good Fish Guide - Anchovy, Peruvian, anchovies, Purse seine, South East Pacific (FAO 87), Peru

Species and Location

fishery flag

Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian: Argentina inshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of public information on interactions with ETP for this fishery.
  • There is limited information on bycatch in this fishery but bycatch of hake is a risk.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Argentine red shrimp, Argentina, Southwest Atlantic Ocean, Bottom trawls, Coastal Fleet

Species and Location

fishery flag

Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian: Argentina offshore industrial

Fishery countries:
Argentina

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks and rays with this fishery.
  • Bycatch of hake is a risk with this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Argentine red shrimp, Argentina, Southwest Atlantic Ocean, Bottom trawls

Species and Location

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Atlantic chub mackerel

Scomber colias

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Spain, Portugal

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Europe

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

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic chub mackerel

Scomber colias

Eastern Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Europe

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

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly 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

fishery flag

Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but bycatch is considered low and the fishery is unlikely to pose a serious risk to bycatch species.
  • Longline gear is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

MSC: FIUN Barents & Norwegian Seas cod and haddock

Acoura Marine, August 2018, MSC Public Certification Report for FIUN Barents & Norwegian Seas Cod and Haddock Fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea Central

Fishery countries:
Poland, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • There may be risks to ETP species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • 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

fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia

Fishery countries:
Finland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: Finland Baltic herring & sprat

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Baltic Sea Gulf of Riga

Fishery countries:
Estonia, Latvia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • There may be risks to ETP species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • 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

fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

NE Atlantic Spring spawners

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: Norway North Sea herring

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

North Sea Autumn spawners

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group(NIPSG) Irish Sea-Atlantic mackerel & North Sea herring

Species and Location

fishery flag

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

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • There may be risks to ETP species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • 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

fishery flag fishery flag

Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Skagerrak, Kattegat and western Baltic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

Good Fish Guide - Herring or sild, Pelagic trawl, Purse seine, North East Atlantic (FAO 27), Baltic Sea (West), Skagerrak and Kattegat: Western Baltic Spring Spawners, 3a-d (subdivisions 20-24)

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag fishery flag

Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • In response to the suspension of the MSC certified fishery, a supply chain-led initiative called the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy (NAPA) Group was formed by retailers and processors in the UK, and has since expanded to include European retailers and processors. Thai Union has been a formal member of the group since April 2021. NAPA aims to develop a shared solution to sustainability issues in the North East Atlantic fisheries for mackerel, herring and blue whiting, and is seeking a formal agreement on catch limits for North East Atlantic Pelagic fisheries that reflects the scientific advice.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Australia

Fishery countries:
Australia

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Atlantic salmon are not native to Australia. Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids. In addition, impacts on water quality from salmon farms pose a threat to the endangered Maugean skate, found only in Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Waste from high salmon production has been linked to low oxygen levels and pollution of the seabed in Macquarie Harbour, a sensitive waterway adjacent to a World Heritage Area.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch, Recommended Eco-Certifications for Atlantic salmon, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified

GoodFish Australia - Atlantic Salmon

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Australia

Fishery countries:
Australia

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Atlantic salmon are not native to Australia. Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids. In addition, impacts on water quality from salmon farms pose a threat to the endangered Maugean skate, found only in Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Waste from high salmon production has been linked to low oxygen levels and pollution of the seabed in Macquarie Harbour, a sensitive waterway adjacent to a World Heritage Area.
General Notes

References

GoodFish Australia - Atlantic Salmon

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. Overall, the Chilean industry continues to struggle with the control of bacterial diseases and sea lice parasites as indicated by the very high levels of treatment.
  • Direct impacts on water quality at the site are unlikely, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. The use of antibiotic and pesticides in Chile is high; studies on impact are limited.
General Notes

A zonal management approach has been adopted based on licenses (concessions); groups of licenses - Aquaculture Management Areas (AMAs); emergency disease zones - Macro Zones; and Areas Autorizadas para el ejercicio de la Acuicultura - Appropriate Areas for Aquaculture (AAA).

References

FishSource, Salmon - Chile

Good Fish Guide, Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Chile

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Atlantic Salmon, Chile

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed. Feed inputs are required to be responsibly sourced where possible.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. Overall, the Chilean industry continues to struggle with the control of bacterial diseases and sea lice parasites as indicated by the very high levels of treatment.
  • Direct impacts on water quality at the site are unlikely, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. The use of antibiotic and pesticides in Chile is high; studies on impact are limited.
General Notes

A zonal management approach has been adopted based on licenses (concessions); groups of licenses - Aquaculture Management Areas (AMAs); emergency disease zones - Macro Zones; and Areas Autorizadas para el ejercicio de la Acuicultura - Appropriate Areas for Aquaculture (AAA).

References

FishSource, Salmon - Chile

Good Fish Guide, Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Chile

Seafood Watch, Recommended Eco-Certifications for Atlantic salmon, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed. Feed inputs are required to be responsibly sourced where possible.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. Overall, the Chilean industry continues to struggle with the control of bacterial diseases and sea lice parasites as indicated by the very high levels of treatment.
  • Direct impacts on water quality at the site are unlikely, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. The use of antibiotic and pesticides in Chile is high; studies on impact are limited.
General Notes

A zonal management approach has been adopted based on licenses (concessions); groups of licenses - Aquaculture Management Areas (AMAs); emergency disease zones - Macro Zones; and Areas Autorizadas para el ejercicio de la Acuicultura - Appropriate Areas for Aquaculture (AAA).

References

FishSource, Salmon - Chile

Good Fish Guide, Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Chile

Seafood Watch report for farmed Atlantic Salmon, Chile

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

France

Fishery countries:
France

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Iceland

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed, but responsible sourcing of inputs is encouraged for certified salmon.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. In addition, concerns have been expressed about the impact on wild wrasse populations used as cleaner fish to control sea lice.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Chemical inputs of pesticides used to control sea lice are of particular concern for farmed salmon.
General Notes

The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.

References

Seafood Watch, Recommended Eco-Certifications for Atlantic salmon, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Ireland

Fishery countries:
Ireland

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas.
General Notes

The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by organic certification.

References

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Europe, Organic certification

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Ireland

Fishery countries:
Ireland

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.

References

Seafood Watch, Recommended Eco-Certifications for Atlantic salmon, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Norway

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed, but responsible sourcing of inputs is encouraged for certified salmon.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. In addition, concerns have been expressed about the impact on wild wrasse populations used as cleaner fish to control sea lice.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Chemical inputs of pesticides used to control sea lice are of particular concern for farmed Norwegian salmon, but the use of non-chemical treatments for sea lice is increasing.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.
  • The Norwegian salmon industry has adopted a zonal approach to aquaculture management.

References:

FishSource - salmon, Norway

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Scotland and Norway, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification

Seafood Watch, Recommended Eco-Certifications for Atlantic salmon, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified

Seafood Watch report for farmed salmon, Norway

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Norway

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed. At least 50% of the feed used in certified production is required to be responsibly or sustainably sourced.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. In addition, concerns have been expressed about the impact on wild wrasse populations used as cleaner fish to control sea lice.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Chemical inputs of pesticides used to control sea lice are of particular concern for farmed Norwegian salmon, but the use of non-chemical treatments for sea lice is increasing.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.
  • The Norwegian salmon industry has adopted a zonal approach to aquaculture management.

References:

FishSource - salmon, Norway

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Scotland and Norway, Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (GAA BAP) 3* & 4* certified

Seafood Watch report for farmed salmon, Norway

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Norway

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed, but responsible sourcing of inputs is encouraged for certified salmon.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. In addition, concerns have been expressed about the impact on wild wrasse populations used as cleaner fish to control sea lice.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Chemical inputs of pesticides used to control sea lice are of particular concern for farmed Norwegian salmon, but the use of non-chemical treatments for sea lice is increasing.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.
  • The Norwegian salmon industry has adopted a zonal approach to aquaculture management.

References:

FishSource - salmon, Norway

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Scotland, Norway and Faroe Islands, GlobalG.A.P. certification

Seafood Watch report for farmed salmon, Norway

Species and Location

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Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Poland

Fishery countries:
Poland

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed.
  • Farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks may impact on wild salmonids.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Scotland

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Salmon rely on wild capture fisheries for feed, but responsible sourcing of inputs is encouraged for certified salmon.
  • There are concerns about the impact of farmed salmon escapes and disease outbreaks on wild salmonids. In addition, concerns have been expressed about the impact on wild wrasse populations used as cleaner fish to control sea lice.
  • Impacts on water quality are localized, but there is potential for cumulative impacts in densely farmed areas. Chemical inputs of pesticides used to control sea lice are of particular concern for farmed Scottish salmon.
General Notes
  • The environmental impacts described are addressed to some degree by certification.
  • The industry follows a zonal approach to aquaculture management with respect to planning, siting, licensing, and operation.

References:

FishSource - salmon, United Kingdom

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Scotland, Norway and Faroe Islands, GLOBALG.A.P. certification

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed), Europe, Organic certification

Seafood Watch report for farmed salmon, Scotland

Species and Location

fishery flag

Atlantic seabob

Xiphopenaeus kroyeri

Guyanese

Fishery countries:
Guyana

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to ETP species with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Habitat impacts in this fishery are not well understood.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Basa

Pangasius bocourti

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Pangasius feed includes low levels of fishmeal and fish oil from marine feed sources but the feed used may not be responsibly sourced.
  • A lack of data from uncertified production of pangasius means the extent of environmental impacts are unknown but concerns include a reliance on wild caught broodstock, disease transfer, escapes, and predator control methods.
  • Pangasius farming in Vietnam is linked to unregulated disposal of waste into adjoining waterways with cumulative impacts that contribute to water pollution. Other concerns include chemical and antibiotic use, and freshwater depletion.
General Notes

The government requires pangasius farms to be managed under a zonal approach.

References:

Good Fish Guide - Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler (Farmed), Vietnam

Species and Location

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Bay scallop

Argopecten irradians

Worldwide

Fishery countries:
China, Peru, U.S.

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Farmed scallops are not provided external feed.
  • The risk of escapes and spread of disease is considered to be low. The majority of the source of stock for farmed scallops comes from natural or passive settlement.
  • Little to no chemicals are used in the culture of scallops and effluents do not present a risk.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations for farmed Bay Scallop

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ghana

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • 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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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Senegal

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • 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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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ghana, Ivory Coast

Production Methods

  • Associated purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of the 'vulnerable' blue marlin and sharks is a risk for this fishery.
  • There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Bycatch includes tuna and billfishes.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Bigeye tuna, Atlantic Ocean, Floating object purse seine (FAD)

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Seychelles

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of sharks is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies by gear type. There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Unassociated purse seine fisheries typically have less bycatch. Bycatch includes billfishes, fin fishes, and sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of sharks and marine mammals is a risk for the purse seine fishery.
  • Bycatch varies by gear type. There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Unassociated purse seine fisheries typically have less bycatch. Bycatch includes billfishes, fin fishes, and sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Bigeye tuna, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Floating object purse seine (FAD)

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of sharks is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies by gear type. There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Unassociated purse seine fisheries typically have less bycatch. Bycatch includes billfishes, fin fishes, and sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • All purse seine fishing vessels are listed on the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)’s ProActive Vessel Register (PVR) and are audited against ISSF conservation measures.

References

MSC: PNA Western and Central Pacific skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna purse seine fishery (FAD and non-FAD sets)

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Associated purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of sharks is a risk for this fishery.
  • There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Bycatch includes billfishes, fin fishes, and sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Bigeye tuna, Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), Floating object purse seine (FAD)

Species and Location

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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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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Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Western and Central Pacific; Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, Taiwan, U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Catch of sharks is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies by gear type. There is a higher risk of bycatch in the associated purse seine fishery. Unassociated purse seine fisheries typically have less bycatch. Bycatch includes billfishes, fin fishes, and sharks and rays.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Bigeye tuna, Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), Floating object purse seine (FAD)

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Bigeye tuna, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Floating object purse seine (FAD)

Species and Location

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Blue mackerel

Scomber australasicus

Japanese Pacific

Fishery countries:
Japan

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

China

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Java Sea; Tolo Bay and Banda Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • There is a lack of information on habitat impacts in this fishery.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation, Blue swimming crab, Indonesia

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with ETP species in this fishery.
  • There is some bycatch of other crabs with this fishery.
  • There is a lack of information on habitat impacts in this fishery.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation, Blue swimming crab, set gillnets, India

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Philippines

Fishery countries:
Philippines

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals and turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type and fishing location. Gillnets are associated with the highest risk of bycatch.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations, Blue swimming crab, Philippines

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Sri Lanka

Fishery countries:
Sri Lanka

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with ETP species in this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation, Blue swimming crab, Gillnets and entangling nets, Sri Lanka

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Some product from FIP fisheries

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations, Blue swimming crab, Thailand

Species and Location

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • The risks to sharks and sea turtles with this fishery is considered low.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations, Blue swimming crab, Vietnam

Species and Location

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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on ETP 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.

References

MSC: ISF Iceland capelin

Species and Location

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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Northern SW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

Species and Location

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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Bahamas, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua

Production Methods

  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with ETP species in this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • Divers are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

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Chilean mussel

Mytilus chilensis

Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 1

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • No feed inputs are used to support farmed mussels.
  • Only naturally occurring spat are used to stock the farm so the transportation of the larval phase of mussels away from farm sites is not a concern.
  • There is no concern regarding pollution from nutrients or organic matter. No feed or nutrient fertilization inputs are used to support farmed mussels, and water quality has been shown to improve at farmed mussel sites.
General Notes

References

Good Fish Guide - Mussel, Chilean (Farmed)

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Chilean mussels

Species and Location

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Management measures are in place to minimise bycatch of non-target salmon stocks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

MSC: Alaska salmon

Good Fish Guide - Salmon, Chum, Keta, Calico or Dog salmon, Purse seine, Alaska

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Chum salmon, Marine Stewardship Council Certified Alaska salmon Fishery, Purse seine

Species and Location

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Cinnabar goatfish

Parupeneus heptacanthus

Indonesian

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Clams

Ruditapes variegata

China

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • No feed inputs are used to support farmed clams.
  • Direct escapes of farmed clams are low but eggs may be released into surrounding waters during spawning events in the growout phase. However, the risk of impacts on wild populations and ecosystems is considered low.
  • There is no concern regarding pollution from nutrients or organic matter. No feed or nutrient fertilization inputs are used to support farmed clams, and water quality has been shown to improve near farm sites. However, there is some evidence of chemical use in China.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Clams, Worldwide Bottom and Off-Bottom Culture

Species and Location

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Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

East Atlantic Ocean

Fishery countries:
Spain

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Species and Location

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Dungeness crab

Cancer magister

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • There is a low risk of bycatch in this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Dungeness crab, Northeast Pacific Ocean, Pots

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Bay of Biscay, Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel

Fishery countries:
U.K.

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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.

References

MSC: Cornwall sardine, UK

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

Bay of Biscay, Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel

Fishery countries:
France, Spain

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP 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

Iberian

Fishery countries:
Portugal

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on ETP 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.

References

Good Fish Guide - Sardine, European pilchard, sardines, Purse seine, Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters

Species and Location

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European pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa central

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

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 pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa southern

Fishery countries:
Morocco

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

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 pilchard

Sardina pilchardus

NW Africa southern

Fishery countries:
Mauritania, Netherlands

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Available data on fishery interactions with ETP species is still limited.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited.
  • 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 sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Baltic Sea

Fishery countries:
Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Sweden

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • There has been no reported bycatch of ETP species in recent years.
  • Bycatch of Baltic herring is a risk for this fishery but management measures are 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.

References

Good Fish Guide - Sprat, whitebait, Pelagic trawl, North East Atlantic (FAO 27), Baltic Sea, 3b-d (subdivisions 22-32)

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may have indirect impacts on food availability to ETP species.
  • Bycatch of herring 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
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

References

MSC: Norway sandeel, pout and North Sea sprat

Species and Location

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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may have indirect impacts on food availability to ETP species.
  • Bycatch of herring 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
  • 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 sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, U.K.

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery may have indirect impacts on food availability to ETP species.
  • Bycatch of herring 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
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.

References

Good Fish Guide - Sprat, whitebait, Pelagic trawl, North East Atlantic (FAO 27), North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, 4, 3a

Species and Location

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Giant river prawn

Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Bangladesh

Fishery countries:
Bangladesh

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 3

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Production of farmed giant river prawns requires little to no feed inputs of wild fish for feed.
  • Production relies heavily on wild-caught juveniles, including in the hatchery production stage, which mainly uses wild-caught broodstock.
  • Chemical inputs are low and there is little risk from effluent discharge.
General Notes

References

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Giant River, prawns (Farmed), Bangladesh

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Giant freshwater prawn, Bangladesh

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

India

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. The sustainability of feed inputs is unknown.
  • Frequent water exchange increases the likelihood of escapes, but the risk from escapes is low as Giant tiger prawn are native to India. Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern. Production is reliant on wild-caught broodstock.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality. There is a lack of data on the quantity of chemical inputs, but evidence suggests that illegal antibiotics are sometimes used on shrimp farms in India.
General Notes

The Coastal Aquaculture Act 2005 regulates shrimp farm planning and production. The Act adopts a zonal approach to aquaculture.

References:

FishSource - shrimp, India

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger Prawn (Farmed), India, Vietnam and Indonesia, Semi-intensive and improved extensive

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Giant Tiger Prawn, India

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Indonesia

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. The sustainability of feed inputs is unknown.
  • Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes

Legislation on zonal planning that is relevant to aquaculture does exist. A zonal approach to aquaculture is being introduced via an Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP) in Muncar, Banyuwangi district, East Java.

References:

FishSource - shrimp, Indonesia

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger Prawn (Farmed), India, Vietnam and Indonesia, Semi-intensive and improved extensive

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Giant Tiger Prawn, Indonesia

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Myanmar

Fishery countries:
Myanmar [Burma]

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • No feed inputs are required in extensive production systems used in Myanmar.
  • The likelihood of escapes is high due to frequent flooding, but the risk from escapes is low as Giant tiger prawns are native to the region. Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern.
  • No feed inputs and minimal chemical and fertilizer inputs are used so the risk of impacts on water quality are low.
General Notes

References:

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Giant Tiger Prawn, Myanmar

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Thailand

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • Fishmeal and fishoil from marine feed sources are used. The sustainability of feed inputs is unknown..
  • Escape and disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a high concern.
  • Pollution from nutrients and organic matter, as well as chemical inputs, may affect local water quality.
General Notes
  • Public information on zonal approaches to planning and production of shrimp farming in Thailand is limited.

References

FishSource - shrimp, Thailand

Species and Location

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Giant tiger prawn

Penaeus monodon

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Avoid 5

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • No feed inputs are required in extensive production systems used in Vietnam.
  • Frequent water exchange increases the likelihood of escapes, but the risk from escapes is low as Giant tiger prawn are native to the region. Disease transfer between farmed and wild prawns is a concern.
  • No feed inputs and minimal fertilizer inputs are used so effluent is not a concern. There is a lack of data on the quantity of chemical inputs, but evidence suggests that illegal antibiotics are sometimes used on Vietnamese shrimp farms.
General Notes

The aquaculture industry is currently managed under a farm-based approach.

References

FishSource - shrimp, Vietnam

Good Fish Guide - Prawn, Tiger Prawn (Farmed), India, Vietnam and Indonesia, Semi-intensive and improved extensive

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed Giant Tiger Prawn, Vietnam

Species and Location

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Goatfish spp

Upeneus Spp

Western Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Greasyback shrimp

Metapenaeus ensis

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

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

Species and Location

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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Best Choice 2

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • Gear specific information on interactions with ETP species is limited, but an MSC condition is in place to address this.
  • MSC conditions are in place to assess the impact of the fishery on bycatch species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

MSC: Norway North East Arctic haddock offshore (>12nm)

MSC: Norway North Sea demersal

Good Fish Guide - Haddock, Longline, North East Atlantic (FAO 27), Northeast Arctic, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Haddock, Northeast Atlantic Ocean, Norway

Species and Location

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Indian oil sardine

Sardinella longiceps

Northwest Pacific

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Indian oil sardine

Sardinella longiceps

Western Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Oman, Pakistan

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Indian squid

Loligo duvauceli

Western Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
India

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • The impact of the squid fishery on ETP species is unknown.
  • There is a lack of information about impacts on bycatch species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Squid 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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Indian squid

Loligo duvauceli

Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Thailand

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • The impact of the squid fishery on ETP species is unknown.
  • There is a lack of information about impacts on bycatch species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Squid 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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Japanese pilchard (South American pilchard)

Sardinops sagax

Japanese Pacific

Fishery countries:
Japan

Production Methods

  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Asia

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with ETP species in this fishery.
  • This fishery targets multiple 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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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

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to marine mammals of entanglement in the fishing gear.
  • There is a lack of information about bycatch in this fishery, but it is likely to be low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Jonah crab, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, U.S., Pots

Species and Location

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Jonah crab

Cancer borealis

Northwest Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Canada

Production Methods

  • Pots and traps

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to marine mammals of entanglement in the fishing gear.
  • There is a lack of information about bycatch in this fishery, but it is likely to be low.
  • Although pots and traps are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed, there may be a cumulative impact from the large number of traps set in the fishery.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendations for Jonah crab, Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Canada, Pots

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Chile

Production Methods

  • Hook and line

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Good Fish Guide

Think 4

Good Fish Guide

  • Best Choice 1
  • Best Choice 2
  • Think 3
  • Think 4
  • Improver 5
  • Avoid 5

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, Europe

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

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Jumbo flying squid, Southeast Pacific Ocean, Chile, Jig

Species and Location

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Jumbo flying squid

Dosidicus gigas

SE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Hook and line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

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

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Jumbo flying squid, Southeast Pacific Ocean, Peru, Jig

Species and Location

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Largehead hairtail

Trichiurus lepturus

Northwest Pacific

Fishery countries:
China

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

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Lumpfish

Cyclopterus lumpus

Greenland waters

Fishery countries:
Greenland

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact ETP species.
  • Other species caught in the fishery include wolffishes and Atlantic halibut. All fish must be landed, except Atlantic halibut, which must be discarded alive where possible.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

MSC: Greenland lumpfish

DNV GL, February 2021, MSC Public Certification Report for the Reassessment of the Greenland lumpfish fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag

Lumpfish

Cyclopterus lumpus

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway

Production Methods

  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certification or Improvement Project

Certified

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Well Managed

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Seafood Watch

Eco-Certification Recommended

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Europe

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

References

MSC: NFA Norway ling & tusk and NFA Norway lumpfish

DNV GL, February 2021, MSC Public Certification Report for NFA Norwegian Ling & Tusk fishery and NFA Norwegian Lumpfish fishery

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • The fishery also catches swordfish, tuna, and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, Drifting Longlines.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • The fishery also catches swordfish, tuna, and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Southeast Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Drifting Longlines.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Peru

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea 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

This fishery is part of the Peru mahi-mahi - longline (WWF) FIP.

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Southeast Pacific Ocean, Peru, Drifting Longlines.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Nicaragua

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Good Alternative

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea 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

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, Southeast Pacific Ocean, Drifting Longlines.

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Indian Ocean and Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Avoid

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Not recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea 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

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Eastern Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Drifting Longlines

Seafood Watch Recommendation for Dolphinfish, Western Central Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, Drifting Longlines

Species and Location

fishery flag

Mahi-mahi (Common dolphinfish)

Coryphaena hippurus

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam

Production Methods

  • Longlines

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

Sustainability not rated

Region of Sale

U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea 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
  • No additional notes.

Species and Location

fishery flag

New Zealand Green Mussel

Perna canaliculus

New Zealand

Fishery countries:
New Zealand

Production Methods

  • Farmed

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in an AIP

Sustainability Ratings

Seafood Watch

Best Choice

Seafood Watch

  • Eco-Certification Recommended
  • Best Choice
  • Good Alternative
  • Avoid

Ocean Wise

Recommended

Ocean Wise

  • Recommended
  • Not recommended

Region of Sale

Asia, U.S.

Environmental Notes
  • No feed inputs are used to support farmed mussels.
  • As a native species found across New Zealand, the transportation of mussels away from farm sites is not likely to be a concern.
  • There is no concern regarding pollution from nutrients or organic matter. No feed or nutrient fertilization inputs are used to support farmed mussels, and water quality has been shown to improve at farmed mussel sites.
General Notes

References

Seafood Watch Recommendation for farmed mussels, worldwide

Species and Location

fishery flag fishery flag

Pacific chub mackerel

Scomber japonicus

NW Pacific

Fishery countries:
China, Japan

Production Methods

  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certification or Improvement Project

Not certified or in a FIP

Sustainability Ratings

FishSource

Needs Improvement

FishSource

  • Well Managed
  • Managed
  • Needs Improvement

Region of Sale

Asia

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

Species and Location

fishery flag

Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.

Production Methods

  • Bottom trawl

Certification or Improvement Project