Profile updated on 31 October 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Pleuronectes platessa

SPECIES NAME(s)

European plaice

European plaice in the Baltic Sea is considered a single stock, based on information on biology and fishery data. A separate stock unit is assumed by ICES in Kattegat, Belt Sea and Sound waters, which were previously assumed to be part of the Baltic Sea (ICES, 2015).


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS

1. Review the FishSource profile and publish or share online relevant missing information in your possession or those accessible to you.
2. Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
3. Work with scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.
4. Encourage the institutionalization of data collection and publication.

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the progress of this fishery through the MSC Full Assessment process. Ensure the fishery achieves certification or launches a FIP to resolve outstanding issues.

1. Advise your suppliers that currently the FishSource profile reflects that there is not enough information publicly available on this fishery and you are unable to make an accurate determination of the sustainability status. Request that they advise the relevant authorities of the situation and that efforts need to be made to collect and publish data and disclose data sources to FishSource to better inform buying decisions.


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • DFPO Kattegat and Baltic plaice:

    MSC Full Assessment

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
Baltic Sea EU Denmark Bottom trawls
Danish seines
Gillnets and entangling nets
Seine nets
Single boat bottom otter trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 31 August 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Review the FishSource profile and publish or share online relevant missing information in your possession or those accessible to you.
2. Encourage scientists to share their studies/publications with FishSource by commenting on the profile and uploading a hyperlink to the document.
3. Work with scientists on the collection of data and make them accessible online.
4. Encourage the institutionalization of data collection and publication.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Advise your suppliers that currently the FishSource profile reflects that there is not enough information publicly available on this fishery and you are unable to make an accurate determination of the sustainability status. Request that they advise the relevant authorities of the situation and that efforts need to be made to collect and publish data and disclose data sources to FishSource to better inform buying decisions.

EU
Denmark
Bottom trawls

Last updated on 28 December 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress of this fishery through the MSC Full Assessment process. Ensure the fishery achieves certification or launches a FIP to resolve outstanding issues.

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

As calculated for 2010 data.

The score is < 6.

A TAC is set but no specific management objectives are in place.

As calculated for 2009 data.

The score is 10.0.

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

The Catch is 1.71 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 2.18 ('000 t) .

The underlying Catch/Set TAC for this index is 78.6%.

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
EU
  1. Catches and TACs shown are for EU only.

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

DFPO Kattegat and Baltic plaice

STATUS

MSC Full Assessment

SCORES

Certification Type:

Sources

Credits
  1. European Commission (EC), 2003. COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2284/2003 of 19 December 2003 fixing for 2004 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required.http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2003:344:0001:0119:EN:PDF
  2. European Commission (EC), 2005. COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 51/2006 of 22 December 2005 fixing for 2006 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required.http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:016:0001:0083:EN:PDF
  3. European Commission (EC), 2009. Council Regulation (EC) No 1226/2009 of 20 November 2009 fixing the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea for 2010.http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2009:330:0001:0009:EN:PDF
  4. European Commission (EC), 2010. Proposal for a Council Regulation fixing for 2011 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea.http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2010:0470:FIN:EN:PDF
  5. Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), 2009. Biodiversity in the Baltic Sea: an integrated thematic assessment on biodiversity and nature conservation in the Baltic Sea. Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings No. 116B.http://www.helcom.fi/stc/files/Publications/Proceedings/bsep116B.pdf
  6. Helsinki Commission (HELCOM), 2010. Towards an ecologically coherent network of well-managed Marine Protected Areas – Implementation report on the status and ecological coherence of the HELCOM BSPA network. Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings No.124B.http://www.helcom.fi/stc/files/Publications/Proceedings/BSEP124B.pdf
  7. ICES, 2010a. Report of the ICES Advisory Committee, 2010. Book 8: Baltic Sea. 8.4.10 Plaice in Subdivisions 22-32 (Baltic Sea).http://www.ices.dk/committe/acom/comwork/report/2010/2010/ple-2232.pdf
  8. ICES, 2010b. Report of the Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group (WGBFAS), 15-22 April 2010, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen (ICES CM 2010/ACOM:10). 5. Plaice, Turbot, Dab, and Brill in the Baltic.http://www.ices.dk/reports/ACOM/2010/WGBFAS/Sec-05%20Plaice%20Turbot%20Dab%20and%20Brill%20in%20the%20Baltic.pdf
  9. ICES. 2015. Report of the Baltic Fisheries Assessment Working Group (WGBFAS), 14–21 April 2015, ICES Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark. ICES CM 2015/ACOM:10. 826 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2015/WGBFAS/01%20WGBFAS%20Report%202015.pdf
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