Last updated on 15 September 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Clupea harengus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic herring

Herring on the west coast of Newfoundland are assessed as two distinct spawning stocks: spring and fall herring (DFO, 2011) managed jointly under a single TAC. Genetic studies conducted to date have not been conclusive as to herring population or meta-population structuring in the NW Atlantic (Shaw et al. 1999)(McBride 2014); (Kritzer, J. P., and O. R. Liu. 2014).


ANALYSIS

Strengths

Weaknesses

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

10

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.

FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • NAFO Division 4R Atlantic herring purse seine:

    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
W Newfoundland fall spawners Canada 4R Canada Gillnets and entangling nets
Purse seines

Analysis

OVERVIEW

Last updated on 27 April 2011

Strengths
Canada 4R
Canada

Last updated on 27 April 2011

Weaknesses
Canada 4R
Canada

Last updated on 27 April 2011

RECOMMENDATIONS
Canada 4R
Canada
Purse seines

Last updated on 13 December 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is 10.0.

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

The Set TAC is 20.0 ('000 t). The Advised TAC is 20.0 ('000 t) .

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

As calculated for 2014 data.

The score is 10.0.

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

The Landings is 18.0 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 20.0 ('000 t) .

The underlying Landings/Set TAC for this index is 90.0%.

STOCK HEALTH:

No data available for biomass
No data available for biomass
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No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for recruitment
No data available for recruitment
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No data available for stock status
No data available for stock status
DATA NOTES
  • All time series graphed are for area 4R as a whole, including both this spawning stock and the spring-spawning stock.

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

NAFO Division 4R Atlantic herring purse seine

STATUS

MSC Certified on 9 October 2014

SCORES

This MSC certification was suspended in 25th October 2018.

Certification Type: Silver

Sources

Credits

Additional references

  1. DFO, 2006. Assessment of the West Coast of Newfoundland (Division 4R) Herring Stocks in 2005. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Science Advisory Report 2006/021.12p.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/status/2006/SAR-AS2006_021_E.pdf
  2. DFO, 2008. Aquatic Species at Risk. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/search-location-recherche-endroit-eng.htm
  3. DFO, 2009a. Herring Fishing Area 4R (Western Newfoundland) 2009. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/decisions/fm-2009-gp/herring-hareng4r-eng.htm
  4. DFO, 2009b. Newfoundland Region Statistical Reports: Species Quota Reports. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.http://nfl02.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/publications/reports_rapports/reports_rapports_2_eng.htm
  5. DFO. 2010. Assessment of the west coast of Newfoundland (Division 4R) herring stocks inhttp://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CSAS/Csas/publications/sar-as/2010/2010_032_e.pdf
  6. FRCC, 2009. Fishing into the future: the herring fishery in eastern Canada. A report to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.http://www.frcc-ccrh.ca/2009/herring_2009.pdf
  7. Nichols, J., Brêthes, J.C., Angel, J., Park, A., 2014. MSC Assessment Report for NAFO Division 4R Atlantic Herring Purse Seine Fishery. Version 5: Public Certification Report. Intertek Fisheries Certification Ltd, September 2014. 251pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/nafo-division-4r-atlantic-herring-purse-seine/assessment-downloads-1/20141009_PCR_HER195.pdf
  8. Wood LJ, 2007. MPA Global: A database of the world's marine protected areas. Sea Around Us Project, UNEP-WCMC & WWF [accessed on 03 October 2009].http://www.mpaglobal.org
References

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