Profile updated on 6 May 2022

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Sebastes fasciatus

SPECIES NAME(s)

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).

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There is some uncertainty associated with stock structure for 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 mixing is thought to occur between the two groups, there are currently no plans for joint assessment and management of Redfish.

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This fishery entered full assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council system in December 2014. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Stock appears to be well above management targets (NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) 2020).

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

10.0

Fishers Compliance:

10.0