Profile updated on 1 September 2016
Acadian redfish, Ocean perch, redfish
There is some uncertainty associated with the stock structure of redfish in this area. Redfish are assessed and managed in the US as one unit (Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank) while those in Canadian waters are assessed and managed separately by Canada (NEFSC, 2008). While some mixing is thought to occur between the two groups, genetic differences have also been detected (Valentin et al, 2005).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
Last updated on 30 October 2018
Last updated on 27 December 2018
No related FIPs
MSC Certified on 5 July 2016
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species||97.5|
|Principle 2 - Ecosystem||84.7|
|Principle 3 – Management System||96.9|
This certificate includes four units of certification, all with the same scores.
Certification Type: Silver