Last updated on 15 July 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Gadus macrocephalus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Pacific cod

Inumerous studies have been conducted to identify the stock structure of Pacific cod along its distribution. Significant differences have been identified among southern Kuril Islands and Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, and the coastal waters of Canada (Stroganov et al. 2009). Other similarities and differences are found in the region (Orlov et al. 2008; Stroganov and Orlov 2012). Identification of populations is thus not yet totally clear within Russian waters, justifying the existence of recent studies and discussions about the matter (e.g. Orlov et al. 2014) that considers that the boundaries currently used are based on administrative and geographical principles rather than on biological assumptions. Therefore the following units are considered for assessment and management purposes: W Bering Sea (including Chukotka), Karaginsky and Petropavlovsk-Komandor.


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

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Future Health:

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RECOMMENDATIONS

RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Ask fishery managers to publish stock assessment summaries and fisheries statistics by stock and gear type for Pacific cod and Pacific halibut in the Russian Far East (RFE) in a timely manner.
  • Work with scientists to conduct further research into the population structure of Pacific cod in this and adjacent areas.
  • Ensure that the government publishes results of all scientific observations and monitoring of bycatch composition in all fisheries and the performance of paired streamer (tori) lines to reduce the incidental capture of seabirds in the longline fishery.

FIPS

  • Russian Pacific cod and halibut:

    Stage 4, Progress Rating A

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Western Bering Sea Pacific cod and Pacific halibut longline:

    MSC Full Assessment

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
Karaginsky Russia Karaginsky Russian Federation Longlines

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 26 June 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Ask fishery managers to publish stock assessment summaries and fisheries statistics by stock and gear type for Pacific cod and Pacific halibut in the Russian Far East (RFE) in a timely manner.
  • Work with scientists to conduct further research into the population structure of Pacific cod in this and adjacent areas.
  • Ensure that the government publishes results of all scientific observations and monitoring of bycatch composition in all fisheries and the performance of paired streamer (tori) lines to reduce the incidental capture of seabirds in the longline fishery.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Progress Rating: A
Evaluation Start Date: 1 Jun 2013
Type: Comprehensive

Comments:

FIP entered MSC full assessment in April 2018. FIP remains A rated until MSC certified.  

1.
FIP Development
Dec 16
2.
FIP Launch
Oct 17
Nov 14
3.
FIP Implementation
Nov 18
4.
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
Apr 18
5.
Improvements on the Water
Verifiable improvement on the water
6.
MSC certification (optional)
MSC certificate made public

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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NAME

Western Bering Sea Pacific cod and Pacific halibut longline

STATUS

MSC Full Assessment

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