Last updated on 15 March 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Pecten maximus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Great Atlantic scallop, King scallop

Some authors defend genetic uniformity of Great Atlantic scallop along the species distribution within British Isles, Ireland and France with the exception of a population in Mulroy Bay in Ireland (e.g. Beaumont et al., 1993; Wilding et al., 1997; Beaumont and Gjedrem, 2007) and the existence of two reproductively distinct populations in the Eastern (VIIe) and Western English Channel (VIId) (Pawson, 1995). Heipel et al. (1998) showed the existence of genetic heterogeneity in open-waters. Tully et al. (2006) studied larval dispersion and found some evidence of distinction populations in the Eastern Irish Sea and South Bristol Channel, but recommended further studies.
In 2013, the Scallop Assessment Working Group of ICES, “with a focus on defining a common approach to the assessment of stocks”, identified stock units (groups) of Great Atlantic scallop within each ICES area gathering the most recent data on population structure and other biological parameters from surveys, fishing effort and landings (ICES, 2013). The Marine Management Organization (MMO) also reports landings per ICES area, so here we complemented the information of both entities. These profiles may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.

ICES division VIIa: Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Tuskar
ICES division VIIe,h: Cornwal
ICES division VIIf: Bristol Channel
ICES division VIIg: Celtic Sea


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FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

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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.

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Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

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2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

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3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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Sources

Credits

Beaumont, A.R., Morvan, C., Huelvan, S., Lucas, A., Ansell, A.D. 1993. Genetics of indigenous and transplanted populations of Pecten maximus: no evidence for the existence of separate stocks, A.R., Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 169(1): 77–88 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002209819390044O

Beaumont, A. and Gjedrem, T. 2007. Scallops – Pecten maximus and P. jacobaeus, Genimpact final scientific report, 8 p. http://www.imr.no/genimpact/filarkiv/2007/07/scallops.pdf/en

Biological Traits Information Catalogue (BIOTIC), undated. Species Information for Pecten maximus, Marine Life Information Network [Accessed 24 October 2014] http://www.marlin.ac.uk/biotic/browse.php?sp=4236

Heipel, D. A., Bishop, J. D. D., Brand, A. R., Thorpe, J. P. 1998. Population genetic differentiation of the great scallop Pecten maximus in western Britain investigated by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA, Marine Ecology Progress Series 162:163-171 http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v162/p163-171/

ICES, 2013. Report of the Scallop Assessment Working Group (WGScallop), 2–5 September 2013, Galway, Ireland. ICES CM 2013/ACOM:42. 81pp. http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2013/WGScallop/WGScallop%202013%20Report.pdf

Marine Management Organisation (MMO), 2014. UK Sea Fisheries Annual Statistics Report 2013, 2009 to 2013 UK fleet landings, and foreign fleet landings into the UK, by port, MS Excel Spreadsheet [Accessed 24 November 2014] https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/uk-sea-fisheries-annual-statistics-report-2013

Pawson, M.G., 1995. Biogeographical identification of English Channel fish and shellfish stocks. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Directorate of Fisheries Research. Fisheries Research Technical Report Number 99, 72pp. http://www.cefas.co.uk/Publications/techrep/tech99.pdf

Radford, L. 2014. UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2013, Marine Management Organization, 158pp. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358342/UK_Sea_Fisheries_Statistics_2013_online_version.pdf

Wilding, C. S., Beaumont, A. R., Latchford, J. W. 1997. Mitochondrial DNA variation in the scallop Pecten maximus (L.) assessed by a PCR-RFLP method, Heredity 79: 178–189 http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/v79/n2/abs/hdy1997141a.html

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