Summary

IDENTIFICATION

Last updated on 9 November 2017

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

SPECIES NAME(S)

Witch flounder

(Fairbairn 1981) found some small independent populations of Witch flounder in the Newfoundland region but no recent studies could be found so the stock structure is considered as unknown (DFO 2016). Different assessment units are therefore assumed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO): 

  • Southern Grand Banks (3NO), St. Pierre and Miquelon (3Ps) and Southern Labrador/Eastern Newfoundland (2J3KL) in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region (DFO 2005)(DFO 2014)(DFO 2014)(DFO 2016)(Maddock Parsons and Rideout 2014);
  • Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in the Gulf region (DFO 2017).

ANALYSIS

No related analysis

SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NO SCORE

Managers Compliance:

NO SCORE

Fishers Compliance:

NO SCORE

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

NO SCORE

Future Health:

NO SCORE


FIPS

  • Canada witch flounder (2J3KL, 3NO, 3Ps) - trawl:

    Stage 3, Progress Rating C

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
St. Pierre and Miquelon NAFO 3Ps Canada Bottom trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

STOCK HEALTH:

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Progress Rating: C
Evaluation Start Date: 29 Sep 2017
Type: Comprehensive

Comments:

FIP younger than a year. Stage 3 activities underway relating to P1 (MSC). FIP rated C

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

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

References

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