Last updated on 28 January 2018

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Anoplopoma fimbria

SPECIES NAME(s)

Sablefish

COMMON NAMES

sablefish, black cod


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Canada sablefish:

    Withdrawn

  • US North Pacific sablefish:

    MSC Recertified

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
Alaska US Alaska United States Bottom-set longlines
Pots
British Columbia Canada 3CD, 5A-E Canada Bottom-set longlines
Pots

Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

No related analysis

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

No related analysis

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

BYCATCH
ETP Species

Last updated on 21 December 2008

The fishery uses demersal longlines, which are high risk to seabirds such as albatross. Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus; IUCN status VU) and Black-footed Albatross (Ph. nigripes); IUCN status VU) are recorded caught in this fishery. About 10 albatrosses per year were reported caught between January 2006 and December 2008. These numbers are probably low, because fishermen are not required to record seabird bycatch.

Other Species

Last updated on 21 December 2008

The fishery uses demersal longlines, which are high risk to seabirds. Besides PET albatross, other species of seabirds are occasionally caught, but no species or numbers are given.
Observation is through mandatory video monitoring only, although it is used on all boats. However, the data are poor quality, and there is very little reliable information on seabird bycatch for this fishery. As a result of the assessment for MSC certification, conditions were placed on this fishery requiring improvement in collection of seabird bycatch data, and if warranted by those data, implementation of appropriate mitigation methods.

FishSource Scores

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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DATA NOTES

Last updated on 17 January 2012

1) Biomass and fishing mortality reference points are extended back over the entire time series for comparative purposes. 2) ½ B35% is used as a proxy of Blim and is set as 17.5% of the latest estimate of B100% (271,436 tonnes). 3) Fat low biomass is extrapolated from the harvest control rule re to F40% (Figure 3.21: 2011 Sablefish assessment), and corresponds to the fishing mortality level anticipated should biomass drop to 17.5% of its unfished level (Hanselman et al., 2011). 4) Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) is used a proxy for Advised TAC. 5) Advised TAC, Set TAC and landings from the entire stock, i.e. include both the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (Hanselman et al., 2011).

Last updated on 31 January 2012

1) The assessment approach used for this stock, based on the Management strategy evaluation (MSE), explores several Operational Models, each with different assumptions. Qualitative scores were developed for scores #4 and #5, based on the projections from the several operational models analyzed in the latest assessment (Cox et al., 2011; DFO, 2011a). 2) Estimates of SSB, Harvest rate (F), and fishing mortality and biomass reference points, in the scores data sheet ,refer to the most conservative operational model (S1, baseline) (Cox et al., 2011). 3) Biomass and fishing mortality reference points are extended back over the entire time series for comparative purposes. 4) Management advice (inc. Advised TAC for 2011/2012 FY) is provided under the recommended management procedure (Cox et al., 2011; DFO, 2011a, 2011c). 5) There is an offset between “K” (directed fishery) and “T” (Trawl fishery) fishing years from 1999/2000 to 2009/2009 (Cox et al., 2011; Nichols et al., 2011).

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

Canada sablefish

STATUS

Withdrawn on 28 December 2012

SCORES

Certification Type:

Sources

Credits
  1. Cox, S.P., Kronlund, A.R. and Lacko, L., 2011. Management procedures for the multi-gear sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) fishery in British Columbia, Canada. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2011/063. viii + 45 p. pp.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Csas-sccs/publications/resdocs-docrech/2011/2011_063-eng.pdf
  2. Daume, S., Martell, S., Essington, T., Sutinen, J. 2011. MSC Public Certification Report US Pacific Sablefish v.5. SCS, Scientific Certification Systems, August 2011. 97pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/pacific/us-north-pacific-sablefish/reassessment-documents/04.08.2011_PublicCertReport_Sablefish_ReAssess.pdf
  3. DFO. 2009. A fishery decision-making framework incorporating the Precautionary Approach. Fisheries and Oceans Canada.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/peches-fisheries/fish-ren-peche/sff-cpd/precaution-eng.htm
  4. DFO, 2011a. Management procedures for the multi-gear Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) fishery in British Columbia. August 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2011/025. 10 pp.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Csas-sccs/publications/sar-as/2011/2011_025-eng.pdf
  5. DFO, 2011b. 2011/2013 Groundfish Integrated Fisheries Management Plan - Pacific Region. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). December 2011. 47 pp. + appendices pp.http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/xnet/content/MPLANS/plans11/2011_Groundfish_IFMP_Complete_Amendment_3.pdf
  6. DFO, 2011c. Regional Science Advisory Process on Management procedures for the multi-gear sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) fishery in British Columbia, January 17, 2011. November 2011. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Proceed. Ser. 2011/053. vi + 16 p. pp.http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/Pro-Cr/2011/2011_053-eng.pdf
  7. Furness, Robert, Knapman, Paul, Nichols, John and Scott, Ian, 2010. Public Certification Report for the Canadian pacific sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) fishery. Moody Marine Ltd. July 2010. 187 pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/pacific/Canada-sablefish/assessment-downloads-1/27.07.2010-canada-sablefish-public-certification-report.pdf
  8. Hanselman, Dana H., Fujioka, Jeffrey T., Lunsford, Chris R. and Rodgveller, Cara J., 2009. Assessment of the Sablefish stock in Alaska. In: North Pacific Fishery Management Council (ed.) STOCK ASSESSMENT AND FISHERY EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE GROUNDFISH RESOURCES OF THE GULF OF ALASKA. Anchorage. p. 353-464.http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/refm/docs/2009/GOAsablefish.pdf
  9. Hanselman, Dana H., Lunsford, Chris R. and Rodgveller, Cara J., 2011. Assessment of the Sablefish stock in Alaska. In: North Pacific Fishery Management Council (ed.) STOCK ASSESSMENT AND FISHERY EVALUATION REPORT FOR THE GROUNDFISH RESOURCES OF THE GULF OF ALASKA. Anchorage. p. 307-412.http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/REFM/docs/2011/GOAsablefish.pdf
  10. Hanselman, DH. Lunsford, CR. Rodgveller, CJ. 2010. Assessment of the Sablefish stock in Alaska. In NPFMC Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska SAFE. National Marine Fishery Service. in http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/REFM/docs/2010/BSAIsablefish.pdf
  11. Jagielo, T., Morgan, S., 2013. US North Pacific Sablefish. 2013 MSC Second Surveillance Visit Report. Scientific certification Systems, September 2013. 52pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/pacific/us-north-pacific-sablefish/reassessment-documents/20130912_SR_SAB124.pdf
  12. Morgan, S., Jagielo, T., 2014. US North Pacific Sablefish. 2014 MSC Third Surveillance Report. Scientific Certification Systems, November 2014. 54pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/pacific/us-north-pacific-sablefish/reassessment-documents/20150226_SR_REV_SAB24.pdf
  13. Nichols, John, O'Boyle, Robert and Scott, Ian, 2011. Surveillance Report for the Canadian pacific sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) fishery. Moody Marine Ltd. September 2011. 38 pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/pacific/Canada-sablefish/assessment-downloads-1/Sablefish_surveillance_audit_report.pdf
  14. North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC), 2011. Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. North Pacific Fishery Management Council. April 2011. Anchorage, Alaska. 130 pp.http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc/fmp/goa/GOA.pdf
  15. Vincent, A., Jagielo, T. and Turris, B. 2012. Canada Sablefish 2012 MSC Second Surveillance Visit Report. Scientific Certification Systems, December 2012. 54pp.http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/pacific/Canada-sablefish/assessment-downloads-1/20121218_SR_SAB27.pdf
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