Last updated on 17 October 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Oncorhynchus nerka

SPECIES NAME(s)

Sockeye salmon

COMMON NAMES

sockeye salmon, red salmon, blueback salmon


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6 to ≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

≥ 6 to ≥ 8

Fishers Compliance:

7 to ≥ 8

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6 to ≥ 8

Future Health:

≥ 6 to 9


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS

1. Start a fishery improvement project to address sustainability issues in this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at here.
2. Communicate to fishery managers that there are sustainability issues in this fishery that may be affecting the sale of products, and request that they comprehensively evaluate and address such issues.

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN

1. Encourage your supply chain to start a fishery improvement project. For advice on starting a FIP see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at here.
2. Work with other suppliers and buyers on a pre-competitive basis to start a supplier roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • British Columbia sockeye salmon:

    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.

DISTRICT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Barkley Sound Canada Canada Drift gillnets
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Fraser River Canada/PSC Canada Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Fish wheel
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Nass River Canada Canada Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Fish wheel
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)
Skeena River Canada Canada Beach seines
Drift gillnets
Fish wheel
Purse seines
Set gillnets (anchored)

Analysis

OVERVIEW

Last updated on 9 August 2011

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 17 October 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Start a fishery improvement project to address sustainability issues in this fishery. For advice on starting a FIP, see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at here.
2. Communicate to fishery managers that there are sustainability issues in this fishery that may be affecting the sale of products, and request that they comprehensively evaluate and address such issues.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Encourage your supply chain to start a fishery improvement project. For advice on starting a FIP see SFP’s Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs at here.
2. Work with other suppliers and buyers on a pre-competitive basis to start a supplier roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Monitor fishery and management system for any changes that could jeopardize MSC re-certification.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Support the sustainability achievements of this fishery by sourcing this product, and ensure that the producers are aware that sustainability certification played a role in your decision to source this product.

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Identify and rectify issues that are preventing the conditions from being closed out in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Contact the MSC client fishery (details are available on the MSC website) and request timely implementation of improvement action to address conditions.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Identify and rectify issues that are preventing the conditions from being closed out in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Contact the MSC client fishery (details are available on the MSC website) and request timely implementation of improvement action to address conditions.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

Last updated on 28 June 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Identify and rectify issues that are preventing the conditions from being closed out in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Contact the MSC client fishery (details are available on the MSC website) and request timely implementation of improvement action to address conditions.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

1.STOCK STATUS

No related analysis

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

No related analysis

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

No related analysis

FishSource Scores

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Different components of this salmon region score differently at the fishery level. Please look at the individual fisheries using the selection drop down above.

As calculated for 2015 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

The Cohen Commission inquiry into reasons for Fraser sockeye salmon declines indicated that illegal fishing in the Fraser River can amount to significant proportions (>25%) of total harvest in some years (Cohen 2012).

Different components of this salmon region score differently at the fishery level. Please look at the individual fisheries using the selection drop down above.

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Management Responsiveness Subscores

STOCK HEALTH:

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Stock Status Subscores

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Hatchery Impacts Subscores

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DATA NOTES

Scores appearing at the region level reflect the range of scores for the district profiles for each of the five FishSource criteria.

The FishSource salmon scoring method is applied at the district level; click here to download.

The FishSource sustainability criteria as applied to salmon: Criterion 1. Management Responsiveness (Is the management strategy precautionary?) 1.1 Over the last decade, has fisheries management exhibited in-season responsiveness to stock status? 1.2 Has fisheries management responded appropriately over the last 15 years when/if the stock has failed to meet management objectives and/or maintain yields? 1.3 Has management exhibited responsiveness to concerns regarding the conservation and restoration of the stock’s essential freshwater, estuarine and coastal habitats during the last ten years? Criterion 2. Management Guidelines (Do the managers follow scientific advice?) Have appropriate escapement goals or operational equivalents been developed and implemented for the fishery’s wild stocks? Criterion 3. Adequacy of Data (Do fishers comply?) 3.1 Is a portion of harvest attributable to illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing, resulting in official harvest data that is lower than the actual catch? 3.2 Is the fishery’s harvest adequately and accurately measured and reported? 3.3 Has escapement been adequately and accurately measured and publicly reported? Criterion 4. Stock Status (Is the fish stock healthy?) 4.1 Have escapement measures for the fishery’s wild stocks been maintained above escapement goals or thresholds, or have harvest rates been below the target harvest rates? 4.2 Has the catch trend been level or increasing over a 15-year period? Criterion 5. Are hatcheries or other enhancement activities negatively affecting wild stocks? (Will the fish stock be healthy in the future?) 5.0 Do hatcheries account for 10% or less of the fishery’s total production, or are hatchery-produced fish not in substantial contact with wild salmon? If “no,” then the following sub-criteria are analyzed: 5.1 Are managers able to manage for the (wild) stocks in a fishery that also contains hatchery stocks of salmon? 5.2 Is there a low quantity of hatchery strays in the escapement throughout the freshwater habitat of the wild stock, and is hatchery straying quantified by means of a technically sound data collection and analysis? 5.3 Over the past 10 years, have hatchery strays, hatchery out-plants, or any returning hatchery-produced fish been intentionally allowed to mix with the wild stock during spawning? 5.4 Are there active and effective policies that (1) establish objectives for the conservation of wild salmon, (2) put into place operational systems that limit hatchery impacts on wild stocks, (3) grant sufficient oversight and authority over individual hatchery programs to management agencies, and (4) establish a hatchery evaluation system that monitors the performance of individual hatcheries against wild salmon conservation objectives?

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

British Columbia sockeye salmon

STATUS

MSC Certified on 2 July 2010

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score Fraser Score Barkley Sound Score Skeena Score Nass
Principle 1 – Target Species 83.4 86.1 82.2 91.6
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 82.3 88.9 85.3 88.8
Principle 3 – Management System 87.4 91.3 87.4 97.1

2011-08-10 10:44:24 - SFP changed status from Unknown to MSC Certified 2011-08-10 10:41:35 - SFP created MSC Assessment Sheet

Certification Type: Bronze

Sources

References

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