Publix

Founded in 1930 in Winter Haven, Florida, Publix is now the largest employee-owned grocery chain in the United States. Publix is one of the 10 largest-volume supermarket chains in the country, with over 1,100 stores throughout the south from Virginia to Florida. Publix currently sells over 300 seafood products, including fresh, frozen and processed seafood, and also offers a special request service for fresh fish, with up to 80 species on offer.

Summary

In 2017, Publix was lauded for becoming the first US supermarket retailer to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project. Publix has been a partner with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) since 2009 and was an early adopter of the fishery improvement project (FIP) approach. Actively encouraging its suppliers to participate in FIPs where needed, Publix played an important role in bringing key stakeholders to the table to get the Gulf of Mexico shrimp and snapper/grouper FIPs started. Publix regularly convenes all of their seafood suppliers to talk about sustainability and works with the National Fisheries Institute (NFI), and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to drive change in the industry.

Associated Fisheries

Fishery Name and Location
Fishing Methods
Certification or FIP
Stock Status and Management
Notes
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Acadian redfish

Sebastes fasciatus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is not believed to be an issue for PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is a risk.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Aleutian Islands

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • 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, but occasional impacts may occur.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Alaska pollock

Theragra chalcogramma

Gulf of Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • 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, but occasional impacts may occur.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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American angler

Lophius americanus

US North Atlantic North

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

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


General Notes
  • No additional notes
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American cupped oyster

Crassostrea virginica

S Gulf of St. Lawrence

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery has no impact on PET species.
  • There is no risk of bycatch 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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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Georges Bank and Nova Scotia offshore

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a 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
  • No additional notes
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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Some product from certified fisheries

Well managed

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

Newfoundland

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • The risk to endangered right whales of entanglement in lobster gear remains a concern.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises Atlantic lobster caught in Canada with traps and pots as a "Good Alternative", with a rating of 'Moderate concern' for the status of the stock and 'Moderate concern' for management effectiveness.

Ocean Wise categorises American lobster caught in Canada - Atlantic with pots/traps as "Not Recommended."

Caveat

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

Reference

Seafood Watch, 2006, Canada American Lobster Seafood Watch Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Lobster

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Assessment of American lobster in Newfoundland - Science Advisory Report, 2016

Safina Center, 2014, American lobster report

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American lobster

Homarus americanus

South Shore Nova Scotia

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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American lobster

Homarus americanus

Southern New England/Mid Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Pleoticus muelleri

Patagonian

Fishery countries:
Argentina
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to sharks with this fishery.
  • 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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Gadus morhua

Eastern Scotian shelf

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There is a potential risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • There is very low bycatch 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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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Georges Bank

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are potential risks to PET species with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • There is significant bycatch with this fishery but non-target species are retained.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Atlantic cod

Gadus morhua

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • Hook and line

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 cod

Gadus morhua

Norwegian coastal

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Midwater trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

No additional notes.

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Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The life history characteristics of Atlantic halibut: long-lived and late maturity, increase its vulnerability to overfishing.
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Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Scotian shelf and Southern Grand Banks

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

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 silverside

Menidia menidia

Prince Edward Island

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Seine nets

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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Atlantic wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Seine nets
  • Long line
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • The life-history characteristics of Atlantic wolffish: long-lived and late maturity, increase its vulnerability to overfishing.
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Black stone crab

Menippe mercenaria

Florida

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered very low. All incidental catch is returned to the water alive.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings

Seafood Watch categorises Florida stone crab caught in the U.S. Atlantic and U.S. Gulf of Mexico with pots as "Best Choice", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.05 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.

Ocean Wise categorises stone crab caught in the U.S. Atlantic and U.S. Gulf of Mexico with traps as "Recommended."

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

Seafood Watch, 2013, U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Florida Stone and Gulf Stone Crab Seafood Watch Report

Ocean Wise Seafood Program, Stone Crab

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Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Mytilus edulis

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Dredge

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.
  • Dredges will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises blue mussel caught in Maine with dredges as a "Good alternative",  with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.00.
Ocean Wise - Recommended
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
Seafood Watch, 2017, Blue Mussel Seafood Watch Report

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Blue squat lobster

Cervimunida johni

Chilean northern

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

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

Portunus pelagicus

Philippines

Fishery countries:
Philippines
  • Bottom trawl
  • Seine nets
  • 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
  • No additional notes.
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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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Chilean mussel

Mytilus chilensis

Chilean Region X

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Miscellaneous

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 - Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Gillnets

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 - Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Island and Chignik

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

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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Cobia

Rachycentron canadum

US Atlantic South

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • This fish is caught as a bycatch species.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises cobia caught in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Atlantic with handlines as a "Best Choice."  with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 3.83 and 5.00, respectively, and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.87.
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
Seafood Watch, 2014, U.S. Wild Cobia Seafood Watch Report

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Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska - Annette Islands Reserve

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • 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 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 - Bristol Bay

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Gillnets

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

Alaska - Southeast Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • There is a potential for bycatch of chinook salmon with this fishery.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Dot-dash grouper

Epinephelus poecilonotus

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • 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.
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Dot-dash grouper

Epinephelus poecilonotus

Southern Java to Western of Timor Sea

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Long line

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.
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Dover sole

Microstomus pacificus

US Pacific 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.

European plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, but there is insufficient data available to assess significance.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

NE Atlantic / S stock

Fishery countries:
Greenland
  • Bottom trawl
  • Gillnets
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • 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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Gulf weakfish

Cynoscion othonopterus

Panama

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • 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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Gulf weakfish

Cynoscion othonopterus

Ecuador

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • 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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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Barents Sea

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

Certified

Well managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Eastern Scotian Shelf

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to PET species with this fishery, but mitigation actions are underway.
  • 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
  • No additional notes.
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Georges Bank

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Gulf of Maine

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Seine nets
  • Gillnets
  • Hook and line
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. 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 is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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King mackerel

Scomberomorus cavalla

Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered very low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant 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
  • Pots and traps
  • Miscellaneous

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • 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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Atlantic

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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:
Nicaragua
  • Long line

Not certified or in a 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 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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica
  • Long line

Not certified or in a 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:
Ecuador
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Long line

FIP

Needs improvement

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
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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Guatemala
  • 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:
Nicaragua
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • Handlines and pole-lines

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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Mahi-mahi

Coryphaena hippurus

Western and Central Pacific

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to turtles and seabirds with 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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Mutton snapper

Lutjanus analis

Northern Gulf of Mexico and Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to sea turtles and sharks with this fishery.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery.
  • Bottom longline gear may impact on sponges and deepwater corals.
General Notes

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises mutton snapper caught in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with bottom longlines as a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 5.00 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 3.464.
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
Seafood Watch, 2016, U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Atlantic Mutton Snapper Seafood Watch Report

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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 - Texas

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a 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 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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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 prawn

Pandalus borealis

Atlantic Canada: SFAs 8-10

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.
  • 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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Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Western Greenland

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • 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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Northern quahog

Mercenaria mercenaria

US NW Atlantic Coast

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

Not certified or in a 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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Northern red snapper

Lutjanus campechanus

Northern Gulf of Mexico

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

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species.
  • Bycatch is a risk for this fishery, 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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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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Northern white shrimp

Penaeus setiferus

NW Atlantic

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

Not certified or in a 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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Opalescent inshore squid

Loligo opalescens

Eastern Pacific

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Challenger Plateau

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is believed to have mininal impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed. There is insufficient data available to assess significance of impacts on vulnerable habitats such as cold water coral reefs.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

East and South Chatham Rise

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • 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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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Mercury-Colville

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Bottom 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.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

NZ East Cape

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Hoplostethus atlanticus

NZ Mid-East Coast

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • Bottom trawl

FIP

Needs improvement

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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Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

NW Chatham Rise

Fishery countries:
New Zealand
  • 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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Pacific halibut

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - Alaska

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Hippoglossus stenolepis

NE Pacific - British Columbia

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • 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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Pacific ocean perch

Sebastes alutus

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 - risks to rock fish are managed.
  • 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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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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Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

South American

Fishery countries:
Argentina, Chile, Peru
  • 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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Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Southern Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Australia
  • Bottom trawl
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Peruvian weakfish

Cynoscion analis

Nicaragua

Fishery countries:
Nicaragua
  • Gillnets

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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Petrale sole

Eopsetta jordani

Northeast Pacific

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 cusk-eel

Genypterus blacodes

Panama Pacific Coast

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • 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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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - Estuary and N Gulf of St Lawrence

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a 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
  • No additional notes
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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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Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

NW Atlantic - S Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Pots and traps

Some product from certified fisheries

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 trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Columbia and Fraser Rivers

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Gillnets

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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Red cusk-eel

Genypterus chilensis

Ecuador

Fishery countries:
Ecuador
  • Long 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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Red king crab

Paralithodes camtschaticus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Russia
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

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

Louisiana territorial sea

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

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

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises red swamp crayfish caught in Louisiana with traps as a "Good Alternative", with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 2.64 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 2.00.

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
Seafood Watch, 2014, Louisiana Crayfish Seafood Watch Report

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Red swamp crawfish

Procambarus clarkii

Guadalquivir delta

Fishery countries:
Spain
  • 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. 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 nei

Lutjanus spp.

Aru Bay, Arafura Sea and Eastern of Timor Sea

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

Some product from FIP fisheries

Profile not yet complete

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

Lutjanus purpureus

Suriname

Fishery countries:
Suriname
  • 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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Spotted rose snapper

Lutjanus guttatus

Costa Rica Pacific

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica
  • Long 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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Spotted weakfish

Cynoscion nebulosus

NE Florida

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

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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Spotted weakfish

Cynoscion nebulosus

SE Florida

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

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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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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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

North Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Canada
  • Long line

Certified

Well managed

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

Xiphias gladius

Northeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

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

Xiphias gladius

South Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

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

References

Seafood Watch, 2016, Atlantic Ocean Swordfish, Albacore, Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna (Longline) Seafood Watch Report

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Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Southeast Pacific

Fishery countries:
Panama
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery.
  • 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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Tanner crab

Chionoecetes bairdi

E Bering Sea

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Pots and traps

Not certified or in a FIP

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

Other ratings
Seafood Watch categorises tanner crab caught in the Bering Sea with pots as a "Best Choice, with a score for Criterion 1: Target Species of 5.00 and a score for Criterion 3: Management of 5.00.
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
Seafood Watch, 2015, Alaska Snow and Tanner Crab Seafood Watch Report

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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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Winter skate

Raja ocellata

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Gillnets

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to 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.
  • 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

Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil, Canada, Grenada, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear. Purse seines can accidentally catch sharks and turtles.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but the scale of the issue is not established.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Eastern Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Costa Rica, Ecuador
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There is a risk to PET species with this fishery. Longlines present a hazard to turtles, seabirds and sharks but these risks can be reduced through proper management of fishing gear.
  • There is bycatch for this fishery but the scale of the issue is not established.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.
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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Indian Ocean

Fishery countries:
Indonesia
  • Purse seine
  • Long line

Not certified or in a 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. Purse seines can accidentally catch sharks and turtles.
  • Both longlines and purse seines can generate bycatch 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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Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Fishery countries:
Vietnam
  • Long line

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

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

Limanda ferruginea

Southern New England/Mid Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes
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Yellowtail snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus

Northern Gulf of Mexico and Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Hook and line

Not certified or in a FIP

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to impact PET species. 
  • 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
  • No additional notes
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Yellowtail snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus

Honduras Western Central Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Honduras
  • 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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Yellowtail snapper

Ocyurus chrysurus

SW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Brazil
  • Handlines and pole-lines

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • Other species are caught  but volume and species is not recorded by this fishery.
  • Long lines are not expected to impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • No additional notes.