Last updated on 23 June 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Cerastoderma edule

SPECIES NAME(s)

Common edible cockle

The genetic structure of Cerastoderma edulis suggests two separated populations between the southwestern (Iberian and Scottish) and northern (North Sea and Scandinavian) groups of populations in the northeast Atlantic.

However, another study revealed the existence of significant genetic structure in the southern groups; all but one locality from the Iberian Peninsula were genetically homogeneous, while more remote localities from France, The Netherlands, and Scotland were significantly different from all other localities (Krakau et al. 2012 ; Martínez et al. 2013).

This fishery entered full assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council system in February 2015. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery.

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


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

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Stock Health:

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Health:

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Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Vilsund Blue a/s Limjord mussel & cockle dredge:

    MSC Recertified

  • DFPO Limfjord mussel and cockle fishery:

    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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Limfjord Denmark Denmark Towed dredges

Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

Vilsund Blue a/s Limjord mussel & cockle dredge

STATUS

MSC Recertified on 7 January 2010

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species: Mussels 86.3
Principle 1 – Target Species: Cockles 84.2
Principle 2 - Ecosystem: Mussels 88.0
Principle 2 - Ecosystem: Cockels 82.7
Principle 3 – Management System 91.0

Certification Type: Bronze

Sources

Credits

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  1. Brand, A.R., Maar M., Andrews, J.W., 2015. Vilsund Blue a/s Limjord Mussel and Cockle Dredge Fishery. Public Certification Report. Intertek Fisheries Certification (IFC), January 2015. 269pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-east-atlantic/vilsund-blue-a-s-limjord-mussel-and-cockle-dredge/reassessment-downloads/20150106_PCR_MUS035.PDF
References

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