Walmart US

Our customers and members count on Walmart to deliver affordable products in a way that is sustainable for people and for the planet. To meet those needs, we work with partners all along the supply chain to improve the sustainability of products we sell. We do this while working to offer quality products, everyday low prices and putting customers in charge of their food choices by helping provide clear, accurate information about food ingredients and production.
 
Walmart US employs more than 1.5 million U.S. associates at more than 5,000 stores and clubs nationwide.

The below profile is based upon reports by participating Walmart US suppliers and has not been verified by third-party traceability systems.

Number of fisheries used

70

Number of certified fisheries

35

Number of fisheries in a FIP

25

Number of fisheries in a prospective FIP

9

Number of fisheries in pre-assessment

1

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

Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

At Walmart, we value our relationships with the seafood suppliers who are dedicated to providing the highest in quality and safety through practices that promote sustainable fisheries and social responsibility. We know that seafood is an important source of protein, nutrition, and income for people all over the world. Therefore, we aspire to find our customers safe, affordable, and sustainable seafood that does not negatively affect global communities or the environment. Our goal is to build transparency and continuous improvement in the seafood supply chain so that we can build confidence and provide for our customers now and in the future.

Walmart believes the health of species, fisheries and ecosystems around the world is good for the planet and important to people today and in the future. We are working with our suppliers and partners to track the management of fisheries from which our suppliers source so that we can promote a sustainable supply. We are dedicated to disclosing and making transparent information on the fisheries as reported by our suppliers.

In addition, we care about the men and women in our supply chain and in the seafood industry as a whole, and we are concerned about the ethical recruitment and treatment of workers. While this is a complex issue, we are actively engaged in bringing together numerous stakeholders, NGOs and other private sector companies to help find solutions.

Associated Fisheries

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

Theragra chalcogramma

Sea of Okhotsk

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Midwater trawl

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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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands, E Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Thunnus alalunga

North Pacific

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

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to seabirds, sea turtles, marine mammals and sharks with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes other fish, tuna and sharks, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

Eastern Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Dredge

Certified

Well managed

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

Caveat

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

Reference

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

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American sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge

Certified

Well managed

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

Icelandic

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Homarus americanus

Georges Bank and Nova Scotia offshore

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery, but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • Bycatch of fin-fish, particularly cod, is a risk in this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

Homarus americanus

Gulf of St. Lawrence South

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

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

Homarus americanus

SW Nova Scotia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. The risk to marine mammals of entanglement in lobster gear is considered low.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

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

Reference
SAI Global, MSC Assessment for Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St Lawrence lobster (Homarus americanus) Trap Fisheries - Public Certification Report, 2015

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Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

US NW Gulf of Mexico (Louisiana/GSFMC)

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery. 
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

Mexico Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
Mexico
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Portunus pelagicus

Java Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Gillnets
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species, but available data is still limited. 
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery. 
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises blue swimming crab caught in Indonesia with gillnets and pots as a "Avoid", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.00. 

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, 2013, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam Blue and Red Swimming Crab Seafood Watch Report

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Philippines

Fishery countries:
Philippines
  • Gillnets
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery.
  • Bycatch varies for this fishery depending on gear type, trawls and gillnets tend to be the most indiscriminate while crab pots are very selective.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will have the greatest impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises blue swimming crab caught in the Philippines (Tawi-Tawi and Visayan Sea) with gillnets and pots as a "Avoid", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 1.73-2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.00.

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, 2013, Philippines Blue Swimmer Crab Seafood Watch Report

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Blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Gillnets
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery. 
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but non-target species are retained. 
  • Habitat impacts in this fishery are not well understood.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Caribbean spiny lobster

Panulirus argus

Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Bahamas
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in MSC full assessment as of January 2017.

References

Marine Stewardship Council, Bahamian Spiny Lobster Fishery

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Chinook salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

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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Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Alaska

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

Certified

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

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets
  • Long line
  • Pots and traps

Certified

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

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Dungeness crab

Cancer magister

Oregon

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Prospective FIP

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 was previously MSC-certified but withdrew from the MSC program in 2015. As of 2017, the fishery is undergoing an MSC Pre-Assessment.

References

Marine Stewardship Council, Oregon Dungeness Crab

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Dot-dash grouper

Epinephelus poecilonotus

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This Indonesian multispecies fishery captures Snappers nei, Groupers nei and other reef fishes. There is as yet no consensus as to the stock structure of these species. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Faroe Islands, France, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Russia, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets
  • 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

Icelandic

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

S Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets
  • 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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Japanese threadfin bream

Nemipterus japonicus

Western Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
India
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. Measures to protect vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs are in place.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, India threadfin bream - trawl

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Jonah crab

Cancer borealis

US Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises Jonah crab caught in US Atlantic with pots as a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.73-3.00.

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, 2013, U.S. Atlantic Rock and Jonah Crab Seafood Watch Report

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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Peru
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles, sharks and seabirds with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Mitre squid

Loligo chinensis

China

Fishery countries:
China
  • Purse seine
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Prospective FIP

Needs improvement

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.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

References

Fishery Progress, PROSPECTIVE Chinese common squid - hook & line/purse seine/trawl

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Mytilus mussels nei

Mytilus spp.

Chinese waters

Fishery countries:
China
  • Pots and traps

Prospective FIP

Profile not yet complete

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 brown shrimp

Penaeus aztecus

Northern Gulf of Mexico - Louisiana

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Rake / hand gathered / hand netted

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles with this fishery. 
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery. 
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Northern pink shrimp

Penaeus duorarum

Northern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but excluder devices are fitted to nets for protection.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Northern white shrimp

Penaeus setiferus

Northern Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is potential for turtle interactions with this fishery, but excluder devices are fitted to nets for protection.
  • Bycatch is a significant risk for this fishery.
  • 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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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

E Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines
  • 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 is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines
  • 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 is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Pacific cod

Gadus macrocephalus

Karaginsky

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

MCS's Good Fish Guide  - Cod, Pacific Cod

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

MCS's Good Fish Guide  - Cod, Pacific Cod

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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific

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

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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Patagonian scallop

Zygochlamys patagonica

Argentine

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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Pink salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine
  • Gillnets
  • 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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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

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Profile not yet complete

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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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

Northern Sea of Okhotsk

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

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 - Sea of Okhotsk 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

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

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Snow Crab

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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Newfoundland and Labrador

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
  • No additional notes
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Rainbow smelt

Osmerus mordax

Lake Erie

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a 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
  • No additional notes
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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

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
  • No additional notes
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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Chinese waters

Fishery countries:
China
  • Pots and traps

FIP

Needs improvement

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

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

Caveat

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

References

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

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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Guadalquivir delta

Fishery countries:
Spain
  • Pots and traps

Prospective FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There is a lack of information on interactions with PET species in this fishery. The only known significant impact with this fishery is the effect of the introduced crawfish species on the indigenous crawfish species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This is a freshwater fishery close to rice fields, so the habitat impact is very limited.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Snappers

Lutjanidae

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Prospective FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Lutjanus spp.

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes
  • This fishery is in a basic FIP and has a progress rating of B.
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Sockeye salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Alaska

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

Certified

Well managed

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

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

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South Pacific hake

Merluccius gayi gayi

Chilean

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets
  • Hook and line

FIP

Needs improvement

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. 
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. However, management measures are in place.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Southern king crab

Lithodes santolla

Gulf of St. Jorge and SW Atlantic - Argentina federal

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Pots and traps

Prospective FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • 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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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks, but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • Bycatch for this fishery includes tuna, billfish and sharks.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Walleye

Sander vitreus

Lake Erie western and central

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Gillnets
  • Pots and traps

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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Warty swimming crab

Portunus haanii

China

Fishery countries:
China
  • Pots and traps

Prospective FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises warty swimming crab caught in China with pots as a "Avoid", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 1.00.

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, 2015, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam Blue and Red Swimming Crab Seafood Watch Report

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Warty swimming crab

Portunus haanii

Vietnam

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Bottom trawl

Prospective FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Metapenaeopsis barbata

East China Sea and South China Sea

Fishery countries:
China
  • Bottom trawl

Prospective 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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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

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

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Cook Islands, Micronesia
  • Long line

FIP

Managed

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

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Marshall Islands
  • Long line

FIP

Managed

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

Limanda ferruginea

Newfoundland Grand Banks

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Sebastes flavidus

US West Coast

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises yellowtail rockfish caught on the U.S. West Coast with midwater or bottom trawls is a "Best Choice", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 5.00 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.46-4.00.

Ocean Wise categorises yellowtail rockfish caught in USA - West Coast with midwater and bottom trawls as "Recommended."

On NOAA's Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI), yellowtail rockfish caught in USA - West Coast with midwater and bottom trawls scores 4/4 points.

References

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

FishChoice, Seafood Buying Guides: Yellowtail Rockfish