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Variety

Pacific grenadier

Coryphaenoides acrolepis

Method

Wild

Bottom trawl

Location

California

Overall Rating

3.1 / 5

Summary

Pacific grenadiers caught in the US are consumed domestically. They are caught incidentally as part of the US West Coast commercial non-hake groundfish fishery operating off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington. They are caught using bottom trawls that have the potential to cause habitat damage as they are dragged across the ocean floor. Regulations exist to protect sensitive habitats such as area closures, marine protected areas, and gear restrictions, but the ecosystem impacts of the fishery are not adequately studied.

Management is effective and comprises harvest control rules, and incorporation of uncertainty when determining catch limits. Stock assessments have not been performed of the population but overfishing is not thought to be occurring.

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Variety

Giant grenadier

Albatrossia pectoralis

Method

Wild

Bottom trawl

Location

Oregon, Washington, California

Overall Rating

3.0 / 5

Summary

Giant grenadierare generally discarded when caught due to their unpopular status as a seafood item, although small amounts are landed. These are consumed locally within the US.

The Giant grenadier is caught incidentally as part of a mixed groundfish fishery. Several of these groundfish are rockfish whose populations are overfished, with a low resilience against fishing pressure. Bottom trawls have the potential to cause habitat damage as they are dragged across the ocean floor. Regulations exist to protect sensitive habitats such as area closures, marine protected areas, and gear restrictions, but the ecosystem impacts of the fishery are not adequately studied.

Management is effective and comprises harvest control rules, and incorporation of uncertainty when determining catch limits. Stock assessments have not been performed of the population but overfishing is not thought to be occurring.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

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Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Australia blue grenadier

Variety

Blue Grenadier

Macruronus novaezelandiae

Method

Wild

Bottom trawl, Midwater trawl

Location

Southern Ocean, around Tasmania within EEZ of Australia

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Australia blue grenadier

Summary

Ocean Wise recommends some Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries, but not all. Learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise.

 

 

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