Last updated on 23 January 2017
The whelk has a broad distribution in the North Atlantic with a large genetic variation among populations from European shelf, Britain, Faroe Island, Iceland, Canada, and Greenland (Weetman et al. 2005),(Weetman et al. 2006),(Pálsson et al. 2014).
This fishery entered full assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council system in April 2014. Click here to link to the MSC fishery page and to learn more about the MSC fishery certification unit.
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.
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MSC Full Assessment
Weetman, D., Hauser, L., Bayes, M. K., Ellis, 4, P. W. Shaw, 2006. Genetic population structure across a range of geographic scales in the commercially exploited marine gastropod Buccinum undatum. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 317: 157–169 http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps2006/317/m317p157.pdf