Profile updated on 30 May 2019
halibut, common halibut, Lúða, flyðra, heilagfiski (Icelandic)
The halibut stocks in the Northwest (NW) Atlantic are separated from those of the Northeast (NE) Atlantic. In the NW Atlantic, the analysis of the population structure of halibut in four locations (Bay of Fundy, Scotia Shelf, Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Iceland), didn´t reveal genetic differentiation (Reid et al. 2005). In the NE Atlantic, research did not found either any significant genetic differentiation in the halibut populations of Norway, Greenland and Faroe Islands, although possibly there is a segregated population in southern Norway (see Seitz et al. 2014).
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 4 January 2019
No related FIPs
MSC Certified on 17 October 2017
Principle Level Scores:
|Principle 1 – Target Species||84.2||84.2|
|Principle 2 – Ecosystem||89.3||90.3||91.0||86.7||89.0||FAIL|
|Principle 3 – Management System||87.7||87.7|
Certification Type: Bronze
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors, 2011. Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Linnaeus, 1758) Atlantic halibut. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Hippoglossus-hippoglossus.html
Marine Research Institute (MRI), 2012. State of Marine Stocks in Icelandic Waters 2011/2012, Prospects for the Quota Year 2012/2013. 2.7. Halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus http://www.hafro.is/Astand/2012/eng/07-halibut-12.PDF