Profile updated on 4 December 2015

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Placopecten magellanicus

SPECIES NAME(s)

American sea scallop

Genetic differentiation between banks is considered as weak due to gene flow but there are recruitment and growth regional variations that support the consideration of distinct assessment and management units (Caddy et al., 2010): Eastern Scotian Shelf (SFA 25), St. Pierre Bank (SFA 10, 11, 12), Browns and German Banks (SFA 26) and Eastern Georges Bank (SFA 27).


ANALYSIS

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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

  • Eastern Canada offshore scallop:

    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
Eastern Scotian shelf Canada SFA 25 Canada Towed dredges

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS
Canada
Towed dredges

Last updated on 13 December 2018

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • Monitor the performance of the fishery and its management to ensure the fishery continues to be eligible for condition-free MSC re-certification.

1.STOCK STATUS

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MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

SELECT MSC

NAME

Eastern Canada offshore scallop

STATUS

MSC Recertified on 15 March 2010

SCORES

Principle Level Scores:

Principle Score
Principle 1 – Target Species 91.3
Principle 2 – Ecosystem 88.7
Principle 3 – Management System 91.9

Certification Type: Gold

Sources

Credits

1. Blyth-Skyrme, R., Brand, A., Angel, J., 2015. Eastern Canada Offshore Scallop Fishery - Public Certification Report. Intertek Fisheries Certification (IFC), June 2015. 221pphttps://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/fisheries-in-the-program/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop/re-assessment-downloads/20150630_PCR_SCA040.pdf

2. Caddy, J. Gordon, D. Angel, J. Knapman P. 2010. Final report for : Eastern Canada Off-shore Scallop Fishery Moody Intentional. http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/certified/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-scallop-fishery/assessment-downloads-1/25.02.2010-eastern-canada-offshore-scallop-final-report.pdf/at_download/file

3. DFO, 2006. Impacts of trawl gear and scallop dredges on benthic habitats, populations, and bottom communities. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Science Advisory Report 2006/025 http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/status/2006/SAR-AS2006_025_E.pdf

4. Jonsen, I.D., A. Glass, B. Hubley, and J. Sameoto. 2009. Georges Bank ‘a’ Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) Framework Assessment: Data Inputs and Population Models. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2009/034. iv + 76 p. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CSAS/Csas/Publications/ResDocs-DocRech/2009/2009_034_e.pdf

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