Profile updated on 10 July 2017
Arctic surfclam, Stimpson's surf clam, hokkigai
Atlantic populations are highly significantly differentiated from a NE Pacific population so an unique biological stock in the NW Atlantic is considered to exist (Cassista and Hart 2007). The Department of Fisheries Canada (DFO) assesses the species in two units: Banquereau (Nova Scotia) and Grand Bank (Newfoundland) but both are managed under the Offshore Clams Integrated Fishery Management Plan, Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador regions (DFO 2010).
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.
Last updated on 1 November 2018
No related FIPs
MSC Certified on 17 July 2012
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Sustainability of Exploited Stock||91.3||89.4|
|Principle 2 – Maintenance of Ecosystem: Banquereau||91.0||90.0|
|Principle 3 – Effective Management System||89.4|
Certification Type: Silver