Summary

IDENTIFICATION

Last updated on 7 December 2015

SCIENTIFIC NAME

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

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS

1. Monitor fishery and management system for any changes that could jeopardize MSC re-certification.

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN

1. Support the sustainability achievements of this fishery by sourcing this product, and ensure that the producers are aware that sustainability certification played a role in your decision to source this product.


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 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Monitor fishery and management system for any changes that could jeopardize MSC re-certification.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Support the sustainability achievements of this fishery by sourcing this product, and ensure that the producers are aware that sustainability certification played a role in your decision to source this product.

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.

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.

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)

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE RISK

High Medium Low

This indicates the potential risk of human rights abuses within this fishery.

No data available for biomass
No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for recruitment

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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

2015-06-30 18:10:40 - SFP changed status from MSC Certified to MSC Recertified2010-12-03 21:56:36 - SFP changed status from MSC Full Assessment to MSC Certified2008-09-19 00:20:53 - SFP changed status from Unknown to MSC Full Assessment2008-09-19 00:18:00 - SFP created MSC Assessment Sheet

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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