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Profile updated on 8 January 2024

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Spisula solidissima

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic surf clam, Atlantic surfclam

The Atlantic surfclam (Spissula solidissima) in the Northwest Atlantic (US) are assessed and managed as a single unit by NOAA's management body Northeast Fisheries Science Centre (NEFSC), although their may be different stock structures in this unit (NEFSC, 2020).


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • As per the updated assessment, the Atlantic surfclam stock is not overfished and overfishing is not occurring (NEFSC, 2020).

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

10.0

Fishers Compliance:

10.0