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).

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ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

9.9

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN

FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

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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
Bottom trawls

Last updated on 1 November 2018

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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.

There are no formal reference points for this stock.

As calculated for 2009 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Managers generally follow scientific advise (Caddy et al., 2010)

As calculated for 2009 data.

The score is 9.9.

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

The Catch is 5.79 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 5.76 ('000 t) .

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

STOCK HEALTH:

As calculated for 2009 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Biomass greater then long term average (Jonsen et al., 2009)

As calculated for 2009 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Exploitation on target (DFO, 2010)

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No data available for recruitment
No data available for recruitment
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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

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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