Profile updated on 7 December 2015
American sea scallop
Stock structure of American sea scallop in the Bay of Fundy is not fully known. Several Scallop Production Areas (SPAs) have been identified and are assessed as independent units (DFO, 2012). The most relevant are Bay of Fundy SPA 1A, Bay of Fundy SPA 1B, Bay of Fundy SPA 4, Bay of Fundy SPA 6 and Bay of Fundy SPA 29W (FCI 2013).
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 1 November 2018
No related FIPs
MSC Certified on 25 July 2013
This fishery was MSC Certified in July of 2013.
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species||82.5|
|Principle 2 - Ecosystem||80.0|
|Principle 3 – Management System||85.8|
Certification Type: Bronze