Last updated on 1 September 2016

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).


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.

    FIPS

    No related FIPs

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • US Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock otter trawl fishery:

      MSC Certified

    • US Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank haddock, pollock and redfish trawl:

      MSC Full Assessment

    Fisheries

    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.

    ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
    Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank New England United States Hooks and lines
    Set gillnets (anchored)
    Single boat bottom otter trawls

    Analysis

    OVERVIEW

    RECOMMENDATIONS

    Last updated on 30 October 2018

    Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
    • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.
    New England
    United States
    Single boat bottom otter trawls

    Last updated on 30 October 2018

    Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
    • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.

    1.STOCK STATUS

    2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

    3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

    FishSource Scores

    MANAGEMENT QUALITY

    STOCK HEALTH:

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    Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

    No related FIPs

    Certifications

    Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

    SELECT MSC

    NAME

    US Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock otter trawl fishery

    STATUS

    MSC Certified on 5 July 2016

    SCORES

    Principle Level Scores:

    Principle Score
    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

    Sources

    References

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