Last updated on 7 December 2015

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Placopecten magellanicus

SPECIES NAME(s)

American sea scallop

Genetic differentiation between banks is considered as weak due to gene flow but there are recruitment and growth regional variations that support the consideration of distinct assessment and management units (Caddy et al., 2010): Eastern Scotian Shelf (SFA 25), St. Pierre Bank (SFA 10, 11, 12), Browns and German Banks (SFA 26) and Eastern Georges Bank (SFA 27).

This fishery was recertified by the Marine Stewardship Council in June 2015. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery certification unit.


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

    FIPS

    No related FIPs

    CERTIFICATIONS

    • Eastern Canada offshore scallop:

      MSC Recertified

    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
    Eastern Georges Bank Canada SFA 27 Canada Bottom trawls
    Towed dredges

    Analysis

    OVERVIEW

    RECOMMENDATIONS
    Canada SFA 27
    Canada
    Towed dredges

    Last updated on 13 December 2018

    Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
    • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.
    • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

      1.STOCK STATUS

      2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

      3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

      FishSource Scores

      Last updated on 24 January 2017

      MANAGEMENT QUALITY

      As calculated for 2009 data.

      The score is ≥ 6.

      Quota set using industry funded surveys, and catch per unit effort (Caddy et al. 2009)

      As calculated for 2009 data.

      The score is 10.0.

      This measures the Set TAC as a percentage of the Advised TAC.

      The Set TAC is 0.0750 ('000 t). The Advised TAC is 0.0750 ('000 t) .

      The underlying Set TAC/Advised TAC for this index is 100%.

      As calculated for 2009 data.

      The score is 10.0.

      This measures the Catch as a percentage of the Set TAC.

      The Catch is 0.0330 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 0.0750 ('000 t) .

      The underlying Catch/Set TAC for this index is 44.0%.

      STOCK HEALTH:

      As calculated for 2009 data.

      The score is ≥ 6.

      Biomass from surveys unavailable analytical assessment not conducted. Quotas and catch declining (Caddy et al. 2009)

      As calculated for 2009 data.

      The score is ≥ 6.

      Exploitation or fishing mortality unavailable, analytical assessment not conducted (Caddy et al. 2009)

      No data available for biomass
      No data available for biomass
      To see data for catch and tac, please view this site on a desktop.
      No data available for fishing mortality
      No data available for fishing mortality
      No data available for recruitment
      No data available for recruitment
      To see data for management quality, please view this site on a desktop.
      To see data for stock status, please view this site on a desktop.

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      Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

      No related FIPs

      Certifications

      Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

      SELECT MSC

      NAME

      Eastern Canada offshore scallop

      STATUS

      MSC Recertified on 15 March 2010

      SCORES

      Principle Level Scores:

      Principle Score
      Principle 1 – Target Species 91.3
      Principle 2 – Ecosystem 88.7
      Principle 3 – Management System 91.9

      Certification Type: Gold

      Sources

      Credits
      1. Blyth-Skyrme, R., Brand, A., 2014. Fourth Annual Surveillance Report - Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS): Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery. Intertek Fisheries Certification Ltd, July 2014. 21pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop/assessment-downloads-1/20140722_SR_SCA40.pdf
      2. Blyth-Skyrme, R., Brand, A., Angel, J., 2015. Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery - Public Certification Report. Intertek Fisheries Certification (IFC), June 2015. 221pphttps://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop/re-assessment-downloads/20150630_PCR_SCA040.pdf
      3. Brand, A., Holt, T., Angel J. Park, A. (2012). Surveillance Report Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS): Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery. Intertek Moody Marine June 22, 2012, 28pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop-fishery/assessment-downloads-1/20120628_SR.pdf
      4. Brand, A., Holt, T., Knapman, P. 2013. Third Annual Surveillance Report Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS): Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery. Intertek Moody Marine, June 2013. 24pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop-fishery/assessment-downloads-1/20130702_SR_SCA40.pdf
      5. Caddy. J, Gordon. D, Angel. J, Knapman. P, 2009 Public Comment Draft Report for Easter Canada off-shore scallop fishery. Moody Marine LTDhttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop-fishery/assessment-downloads-1/11.12.2009-eastern-canada-offshore-scallop-pcdr.pdf
      6. Caddy, J. Gordon, D. Angel, J. Knapman P. 2010. Final report for : Eastern Canada Off-shore Scallop Fishery Moody Intentional.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop-fishery/assessment-downloads-1/25.02.2010-eastern-canada-offshore-scallop-final-report.pdf/at_download/file
      7. DFO. 2006. Impacts of trawl gear and scallop dredges on benthic habitats, populations, and bottom communities. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Science Advisory Report 2006/025http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/status/2006/SAR-AS2006_025_E.pdf
      8. DFO. 2010. Assessment of Georges Bank Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus). Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Science Advisory Report 2010/036.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CSAS/Csas/publications/sar-as/2010/2010_036_e.pdf
      9. DFO, 2013. Assessment of Georges Bank Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus). DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2013/058. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/SAR-AS/2013/2013_058-eng.pdf
      10. Jonsen, I.D., A. Glass, B. Hubley, and J. Sameoto. 2009. Georges Bank ‘a’ Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Framework Assessment: Data Inputs and Population Models. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2009/034. iv + 76 p.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CSAS/Csas/Publications/ResDocs-DocRech/2009/2009_034_e.pdf
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