Last updated on 10 July 2017

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Mactromeris polynyma

SPECIES NAME(s)

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).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Clearwater Seafoods Banquereau and Grand Bank Arctic surf clam Hydraulic Dredge:

    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
Banquereau (Nova Scotia) Canada Canada Mechanized dredges

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 1 November 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

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

Clearwater Seafoods Banquereau and Grand Bank Arctic surf clam Hydraulic Dredge

STATUS

MSC Certified on 17 July 2012

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Scores
Principle 1 – Sustainability of Exploited Stock 85.0
Principle 2 – Maintenance of Ecosystem: Banquereau 91.3
Principle 2 – Maintenance of Ecosystem: Grand Bank 87.7
Principle 3 – Effective Management System 85.6

Certification Type: Gold

Sources

References

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