Tradex Foods

Tradex Foods is the leader in sourcing, processing, distributing and marketing of premium quality frozen seafood supplying over 40 million lbs per year to food service, supermarkets and retailers worldwide. We produce three exceptional house brands under one standard of quality. SINBAD, SINBAD Gold and SINBAD Platinum are proudly produced under our “Industry Best” 7-Step Quality Control Process. Tradex Foods is a MSC Certified Supplier and an Ocean Wise Recommended Partner, achieving a record high 92% Sustainability Rating Score for 2017.

Number of Fisheries Used

282

Number of Certified Fisheries

206

Number of Fisheries in a FIP

15

Number of Fisheries Well Managed

45

Number of Fisheries Managed

14

Fishing Methods Used in Associated Fisheries
    • Midwater trawl
    • Bottom trawl
    • Seine nets
    • Purse seine
    • Gillnets and entangling nets
    • Hook and line
    • Long line
    • Handlines and pole-lines
    • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
    • Pots and traps
Summary

Tradex Foods' commitment to sustainability is to provide leadership in sustainability through education and the adoption of globally recognized best practices and standards in sustainability to ensure a vibrant industry for future generations. 

In 2010, we created inFINite Sustainability Tracker to help our customers view the most sustainable (and least sustainable) seafood sourcing options which included carbon footprint calculations for transporting seafood for our SINBAD and SINBAD Platinum brand seafood. In 2016, we implemented a Sustainability Production Tracker to track the sustainability status of raw materials used in the production of our SINBAD, SINBAD Gold, and SINBAD Platinum seafood brands. In 2017, we were able to implement the Sustainability Production Tracker before production to help us make smarter, quicker, and more sustainable raw materials purchases which ultimately helped us achieve our record high 92% Sustainability Rating Score for 2017, and by 2020 we plan to score 99.58%. 

Associated Fisheries

Fishery Name and Location
Fishing Methods
Certification or FIP
Stock Status and Management
Notes
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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia, U.S.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Theragra chalcogramma

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Merluccius hubbsi

North of 41°S to Rio Grande do Sul

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and rays with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk in this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Argentine hake

Merluccius hubbsi

Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sharks, skates and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is a risk, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Argentine red shrimp

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian - Argentina inshore, Argentina offshore

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Managed

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

Fishery Progress, Argentina onshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Fishery Progress, Argentina offshore red shrimp - bottom trawl FIP

Wild Patagonia Pink Shrimp FIP

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Arrow-tooth flounder

Atheresthes stomias

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Arrow-tooth flounder

Atheresthes stomias

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Arrow-tooth flounder

Atheresthes stomias

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Scotian shelf and Southern Grand Banks

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • The life history characteristics of Atlantic halibut: long-lived and late maturity, increase its vulnerability to overfishing.
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Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

S Gulf of St. Lawrence fall spawners

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

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

Clupea harengus

W Newfoundland (fall and spring spawners)

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

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

Sebastes mentella

Grand Banks and Labrador

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Isopsetta isolepis

British Columbia, California

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Sebastes pinniger

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Sebastes goodei

US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Alaska - Annette Islands Reserve, Southeast Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Alaska - Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Copper River

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

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Chinook salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Alaska - Cook Inlet

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place. 
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Chinook salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

California-Oregon-Washington

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

British Columbia

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

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET 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

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

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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Russia - East Kamchatka, Iturup Island Sakhalin, West Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Some product from certified fisheries

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low and non-target species are released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

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

References
SCS Global Services, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Iturup Pink & Chum Salmon Fisheries

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

California-Oregon-Washington

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Microstomus pacificus

Queen Charlotte Islands, West Coast Vancouver Island

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Dover sole caught in British Columbia, Canada, with bottom trawls as a "Good Alternative."

Ocean Wise categorises Dover sole caught in Canada - British Columbia with bottom trawls as "Not Recommended."

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2016, British Columbia Cod, Flounder, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sablefish, Skate, Sole and Spiny dogfish (Groundfish Complex) Seafood Watch Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Sole

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Dover sole

Microstomus pacificus

US Pacific Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Pleuronectes vetulus

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises English sole caught in British Columbia, Canada, with bottom trawls is a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.83 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.

Caveat

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

References
Seafood Watch, 2016, British Columbia Cod, Flounder, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sablefish, Skate, Sole and Spiny dogfish (Groundfish Complex) Report

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Flathead sole

Hippoglossoides elassodon

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Lithodes aequispinus

Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Information on interactions with PET species is not available.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Golden king crab

Lithodes aequispinus

Pribilof Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

S Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy

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

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and marine mammals with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other fish, tuna and sharks, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Longfin squid

Loligo pealeii

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Sebastolobus altivelis

US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Merluccius productus

NE Pacific

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 1-10, SFA 12-15

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Lepidopsetta polyxystra

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Ocean shrimp

Pandalus jordani

Eastern Pacific - US Oregon

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Loligo opalescens

Eastern Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • There is a lack of information on bycatch in this fishery.
  • This fishery has some negative habitat impacts.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Aleutian Islands, Eastern Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus macrocephalus

Hecate Strait, Queen Charlotte Sound, West Coast of Vancouver Island

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Pacific cod caught in Canada British Columbia is a "Good Alternative."

Ocean Wise categorises Pacific cod caught in Canada - British Columbia with trawls as "Recommended."

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2016, British Columbia Cod, Flounder, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sablefish, Skate, Sole and Spiny dogfish (Groundfish Complex) Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Pacific Cod

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Karaginsky, Petropavlovsk-Komandor

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises pacific cod caught in the Russian Federation with longlines as a "Avoid", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.05 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.73.

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Russia West Bering Sea, East Kamchatka & Karaginsky fisheries for Pacific cod caught with longlines as "Rating 3 (yellow)". 

Caveat

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

References

Longline Fishery Association, Fishery Improvement Project

MCS's Good Fish Guide  - Cod, Pacific Cod

Seafood Watch, 2014, Russian Federation Pacific Cod Seafood Watch Report

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery. This fish is caught as bycatch in other fisheries. 
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Pacific cod caught in the Russian Federation with bottom trawls as a "Avoid."
The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Russia West Bering Sea, East Kamchatka & Karaginsky fisheries for Pacific cod caught with bottom trawls as "Rating 4 (orange)". 

Caveat

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

References

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Cod, Pacific Cod

Seafood Watch, 2014, Russian Federation Pacific Cod Seafood Watch Report

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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery. This fish is caught as bycatch in other fisheries. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises pacific cod caught in the Russian Federation with longlines as a "Avoid."

The Marine Conservation Society categorises the Russia West Bering Sea, East Kamchatka & Karaginsky fisheries for Pacific cod caught with longlines as "Rating 3 (yellow)". 

Caveat

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

References

Longline Fishery Association, Fishery Improvement Project

MCS's Good Fish Guide - Cod, Pacific Cod

Seafood Watch, 2014, Russian Federation Pacific Cod Seafood Watch Report

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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific

Fishery countries:
Canada, U.S.
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.
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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NW Pacific

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Long line

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Longline Fishery Association, Fishery Improvement Project

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Pacific herring

Clupea pallasii

Strait of Georgia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Pacific herring caught in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada, with purse seines is a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 4.28 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 2.00.

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2014, British Columbia Pacific Herring Seafood Watch Report

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Pacific ocean perch

Sebastes alutus

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska, US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Sebastes alutus

North and west coasts of Haida Gwaii, Queen Charlotte Sound, West coast of Vancouver Island

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Eopsetta jordani

British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Petrale sole caught in British Columbia, Canada, with bottom trawls is a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.05 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.

Ocean Wise categorises Petrale sole caught in Canada - British Columbia with bottom trawls as "Recommended."

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2016, British Columbia Cod, Flounder, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sablefish, Skate, Sole and Spiny dogfish (Groundfish Complex) Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Petrale Sole

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Petrale sole

Eopsetta jordani

US Pacific Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

British Columbia - Fraser River, Inner South Coast, North-Central Coast and Haida Gwaii

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

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

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - Iturup Island Sakhalin

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low and non-target species are released alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the benthic habitat.
General Notes

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

References
SCS Global Services, 2015, MSC Public Certification Report for Iturup Pink & Chum Salmon Fisheries

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Russia - Chukhotka, East Kamchatka, West Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Chionoecetes opilio

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is certified through the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program.

References

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, RFM Certification: Alaska Crab

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

Karaginsky, Northern Sea of Okhotsk, W Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises snow crab caught in Russia is on the "Avoid" list , with a score Criterion 3: Management of 0.00.

Ocean Wise categorises snow crab caught in Russia - Bering Sea with pot/trap as "Not Recommended."

Caveat

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

References

Crab Catchers Association, Russian Far East Crab FIP

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Snow Crab

Seafood Watch, 2015, Russian Far East Commercially Important Crabs Report

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, S Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.
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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, Barents Sea king crab - pot/trap (Odyssey Seafood)

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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is some bycatch of other crabs with this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fishery is certified through the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Program.

References

Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, RFM Certification: Alaska Crab

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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Kamchatka-Kurils, Western Kamchatka

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Profile not yet complete for all assessment units.

References
Crab Catchers Association, Russia Far East Crab FIP

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Rex sole

Glyptocephalus zachirus

US Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Lepidopsetta bilineata

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Saithe

Pollachius virens

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Bottom trawl
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets and entangling nets

Certified

Well managed

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

Sebastes borealis

British Columbia coast

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises shortraker rockfish caught in British Columbia's "outside" fishery with jigs or trolls is on the "Avoid" list, with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.16 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2016, British Columbia Cod, Flounder, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sablefish, Skate, Sole and Spiny dogfish (Groundfish Complex) Report

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Shortspine thornyhead

Sebastolobus alascanus

US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

British Columbia

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Southern blue whiting

Micromesistius australis

Bounty platform, Campbell Island

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Micromesistius australis

Pukaki Rise

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Sebastes diploproa

US west coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises splitnose rockfish caught on the U.S. West Coast with bottom trawls as a "Best Choice," with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 5.00 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.46.

Caveat

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2014, U.S West Coast Rockfish, Cabezon and Kelp Greenling Seafood Watch Report

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Widow rockfish

Sebastes entomelas

US West Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Pseudopleuronectes americanus

NW Atlantic Central

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Sebastes ruberrimus

US West Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Limanda aspera

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

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

References

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

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Yellowtail rockfish

Sebastes flavidus

US West Coast - Northern Management area, Southern Management area

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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