Last updated on 2 November 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Sebastes flavidus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Yellowtail rockfish

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) manages the U.S. fishery as two stocks separated at Cape Mendocino, California (40o30'N).

Assessments include "only the population between Cape Mendocino and 49oN. lat.(Northern stock). The northern stock is divided into three assessment areas: Southern Vancouver from Cape Elizabeth (47o 20'N) to approximately 49oN, Northern Columbia from Cape Falcon (45o 46'N) to Cape Elizabeth (47o 20'N), and Eureka/South Columbia from Cape Mendocino (40o 30'N) to Cape Falcon (45o 46'N)."(Wallace and Lai, 2005)

Stock identification studies do not agree on stock structure. However the main studis of Wishard et al. (1980) and McGauley (1991), support a homogenous stock hypothesis.


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

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Managers Compliance:

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Fishers Compliance:

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Stock Health:

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NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

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FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • US West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl:

    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.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
US west coast Nothern Management area United States Bottom trawls
Midwater trawls
Single boat bottom otter trawls
Single boat midwater otter trawls
Southern Management area United States Bottom trawls
Midwater trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 1 November 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.
United States
Single boat bottom otter trawls

Last updated on 4 November 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

Single boat midwater otter trawls

Last updated on 4 November 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators

1. Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
2. Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain

1. Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
2. Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable).

Last updated on 1 November 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the MSC certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met. Offer assistance in closing conditions where possible.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

US West Coast limited entry groundfish trawl

STATUS

MSC Certified on 3 June 2014

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species – Arrowtooth flounder 85.6
Principle 1 – Target Species – Dover sole 84.4
Principle 1 – Target Species – English sole 85.6
Principle 1 – Target Species – Petrale sole 81.0
Principle 1 – Target Species – Lingcod (North) 93.8
Principle 1 – Target Species – Lingcod (South) 88.8
Principle 1 – Target Species – Sablefish 83.3
Principle 1 – Target Species – Chilipepper rockfish 88.8
Principle 1 – Target Species – Longspine thornyhead 92.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Shortspine thornyhead 92.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Splitnose rockfish 92.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Widow rockfish 88.8
Principle 1 – Target Species – Yellowtail Rockfish (N – Vancouver) 92.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Yellowtail Rockfish (N – Columbia) 87.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Yellowtail Rockfish (N – Eureka) 87.5
Principle 1 – Target Species – Yellowtail Rockfish (South) < 60
Principle 1 – Target Species – Longnose Skate 92.5
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 85.0
Principle 3 – Management System 94.4

Certification Type: Silver

Sources

Credits
  1. Stanley R.D., Leaman B.M., Haldorson L., O'Connell V.M. 1994. Movements of tagged adult yellowtail rockfish, Sebastes flavidus, off the west coast of North America. Fishery Bulletin 92(3): 655-663http://fishbull.noaa.gov/923/stanley.pdf
  2. Wallace, J. and Lai, H.L., 2005. Status of the Yellowtail Rockfish in 2004. Status of the Pacifi groundfish fishery through.
  3. Wishard, L.N., Utter, F.M. and Gunderson, D.R., 1980. Stock separation of five rockfish species using naturally occurring biochemical genetic markers. Mar. Fish. Rev, 42(3-4), pp.64-73.

  4. McGauley, K., 1991. An application of polymerase chain reaction: examination of yellowtail rockfish (Sebastes flavidus) mitochondrial DNA.

Appended content

  1. Medley, P.A.H., O’Boyle, R., Pedersen, M.G., Tingley, G.A., Hanna, S. S., Devitt, S., 2014. MSC Assessment Report for United States West Coast Limited Entry Groundfish Trawl Fishery. Version 6: Public Certification Report. Intertek Fisheries Certification, June 2014. 403pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/pacific/us_west_coast_limited_entry_groundfish_trawl/assessment-downloads-1/20140602_PCR_V2_GRO223.pdf
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