Profile updated on 23 June 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Homarus gammarus

SPECIES NAME(s)

European lobster

European Lobster populations between the Atlantic and Mediterranean do not show major genetic differentiation between them. However, molecular markers show evidence of four major distinct groups: northern Norway; Netherlands; remaining Atlantic area; and the Mediterranean (Triantafyllidis et al. 2005Jørstad et al. 2005).

Marine Scotland Science considers twelve assessment units, each of which assessed and managed separately (ICES, 2013; Barreto and Bailey, 2014).

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ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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Stock Health:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

FIPS

  • Orkney creel fishery:

    Stage 5

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

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
Orkney Scotland - Orkney United Kingdom Pots

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 12 January 2019

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

1.STOCK STATUS

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Evaluation Start Date: 20 Feb 2014
Type: Comprehensive

Comments:

FIP has withdrawn from the MSC full assesment  - status of the FIP is unknown. FIP rating is pending

1.
FIP Development
Mar 12
2.
FIP Launch
Feb 14
Feb 14
3.
FIP Implementation
Jun 16
4.
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
Verifiable improvement in policy/management and fishing practices
5.
Improvements on the Water
May 17
6.
MSC certification (optional)
MSC certificate made public

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

Credits

Barreto, E. and Bailey, N. 2014. Fish and shellfish stocks, 2014 Edition. Marine Scotland Science, The Scottish Government, 60pp. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0045/00458803.pdf

ICES, 2013. Report of the Working Group on the Biology and Life History of Crabs (WGCRAB), 27–31 May 2013, Dublin, Ireland. ICES CM 2013/SSGEF:10, 83 pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/SSGEF/2013/WGCRAB%202013.pdf

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