Last updated on 15 October 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Oncorhynchus keta

SPECIES NAME(s)

Chum salmon

COMMON NAMES

chum salmon, dog salmon, keta salmon, calico salmon


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6

Fishers Compliance:

≥ 8

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS

1. Start a fishery improvement project to address sustainability issues in this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at http://www.sustainablefish.org/publications/2014/04/30/the-seafood-industry-guide-to-fips.
2. Communicate to fishery managers that there are sustainability issues in this fishery that may be affecting the sale of products, and request that they comprehensively evaluate and address such issues.

1. Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN

1. Encourage your supply chain to start a fishery improvement project. For advice on starting a FIP see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at http://www.sustainablefish.org/publications/2014/04/30/the-seafood-industry-guide-to-fips.
2. Work with other suppliers and buyers on a pre-competitive basis to start a supplier roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.

1. Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • British Columbia chum salmon:

    MSC Certified

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.

DISTRICT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Fraser River Canada Canada Barriers, fences, weirs, etc
Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Trolling lines
Inner South Coast Canada Canada Barriers, fences, weirs, etc
Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Trolling lines
North-Central Coast and Haida Gwaii Canada Canada Barriers, fences, weirs, etc
Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Trolling lines
West Coast Vancouver Island Canada Canada Barriers, fences, weirs, etc
Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Trolling lines

Analysis

OVERVIEW

Last updated on 25 October 2011

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Start a fishery improvement project to address sustainability issues in this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at http://www.sustainablefish.org/publications/2014/04/30/the-seafood-industry-guide-to-fips.
2. Communicate to fishery managers that there are sustainability issues in this fishery that may be affecting the sale of products, and request that they comprehensively evaluate and address such issues.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Encourage your supply chain to start a fishery improvement project. For advice on starting a FIP see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at http://www.sustainablefish.org/publications/2014/04/30/the-seafood-industry-guide-to-fips.
2. Work with other suppliers and buyers on a pre-competitive basis to start a supplier roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.

West Coast Vancouver Island

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Management Escapement Goals (MEGs) have been identified for each of over 500 streams in British Columbia with regular observations of spawning chum (Holtby and Ciruna 2007; Spilsted and Pestal 2009). The MEGs are equivalent to Target Reference Points, and 25% of the MEGs marks the Limit Reference Points. Because these thresholds have not officially been set as Target and Limit Reference Points, and have not undergone internal and external review, the fishery received scores of "70" in the draft MSC assessment on relevant performance indicators 1.1.3.1 (Limit Reference Points) and 1.1.3.2 (Target Reference Points) (Intertek Moody Marine 2012). Conditions #1-4 and #1-5 require the fishery to go through the review process necessary to officially set the reference points.

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

British Columbia chum salmon

STATUS

MSC Certified on 8 January 2013

SCORES

Principle West Coast Vancouver Island Inner South Coast Fraser River
Principle 1 - Target Species  80 80 82
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 85 85 82
Principle 3 - Management System 90 90 89

Certification Type: Bronze

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