Last updated on 26 December 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Pandalus borealis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Northern prawn, northern shrimp

Separate stocks of Northern prawn (P. borealis) have not been clearly defined and may represent a single metapopulation within the Northwest Atlantic. However, there are some differences that provide basis for delineating assessment and management units into Shrimp Fishery Areas (SFAs). This profile corresponds to the Nunavut western assessment unit, within SFAs 2 and 3. Besides ten other assessment units in Canadian waters, three other assessment units are considered in the NW Atlantic: Northern prawn – Western Greenland, Northern prawn – Flemish Cap and Northern prawn – Gulf of Maine.


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED

Fishers Compliance:

10

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NOT YET SCORED

Future Health:

NOT YET SCORED


RECOMMENDATIONS

CATCHERS & REGULATORS
  • Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
  • Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.
RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
  • Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable). Please contact the relevant SFP Sector Group or Supplier Roundtable for more specific information.

FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Canada northern and striped shrimp:

    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
Nunavut Western Canada SFAs 2,3 Canada Single boat bottom otter trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 25 December 2016

Improvement Recommendations to Catchers & Regulators
  • Work actively to address and close out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery in the agreed timeframe.
  • Report achievements publicly to share progress with buyers.
Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the progress in closing out conditions placed upon the certification of the fishery and if agreed timelines are met.
  • Express your support to help meet conditions that may be at a government/regulatory level (where applicable). Please contact the relevant SFP Sector Group or Supplier Roundtable for more specific information.

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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FishSource Scores

Last updated on 26 December 2016

SELECT SCORES

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

As calculated for 2006 data.

The score is 10.0.

This measures the Catch as a percentage of the Set TAC.

The Catch is 16.1 ('000 t). The Set TAC is 19.0 ('000 t) .

The underlying Catch/Set TAC for this index is 85.1%.

STOCK HEALTH:

No data available for biomass
No data available for biomass
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No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for recruitment
No data available for recruitment
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No data available for stock status
No data available for stock status
DATA NOTES
  1. Catches are for all shrimp fishing areas (SFAs) 2-4 combined.

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

Canada northern and striped shrimp

STATUS

MSC Certified on 23 June 2011

SCORES

This fishery was MSC Certified in June of 2011.

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species 85.0
Principle 2 - Ecosystem 82.0
Principle 3 – Management System 86.3

Certification Type: Silver

Sources

Credits
  1. Aldous, D., Powles, H., 2013. Pandalus borealis SFA 2,3,4 Fishery – Annual Surveillance Report. Intertek Moody Marine, December 2013. 21pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Canada-offshore-northern-and-striped-shrimp/assessment-downloads-1/20131210_SR_SFA_234_SHR25.pdf
  2. Aldous, D., Powles, H., 2014. Third Annual Surveillance Report Pandalus borealis SFA 2, 3, 4 Fishery. Intertek Fisheries Certification Ltd, December 2014. 26pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Canada-offshore-northern-and-striped-shrimp/assessment-downloads-1/20150108_SR_SFA234_104_SHR25.pdf
  3. Aschan, M., Powles, H., Angel, J., 2011. MSC Assessment Report for The Canadian Offshore Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) Trawl Fishery - Shrimp Fishing Areas 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Moody Marine Ltd. 183pphttp://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Canada-offshore-northern-and-striped-shrimp/assessment-downloads-1/PbSFA2-6_v5.pdf
References

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