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Chilean Seabass

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Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Heard Island and McDonald islands

Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Bottom longline, Bottom trawl

Location

Heard Island and McDonald islands

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Heard Island and McDonald islands

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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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Falkland Islands

Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Longline

Location

Falkland Islands

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Falkland Islands

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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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Macquarie Island toothfish

Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Bottom longline

Location

Macquarie Island

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Macquarie Island toothfish

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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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - South Georgia

Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Bottom longline

Location

Around the island of South Georgia

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South Georgia

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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Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Deepset longline

Location

Prince Edward and Marion Islands, Chile

Overall Rating

1.6 - 2.3 / 5

Summary

Stock status:  Stock depleted and undergoing overfishing

Bycatch: Serious concern due to capture of corals, rattails, rays, and skates

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Variety

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Bottom longline

Location

Area around the islands of Kerguelen and Crozet

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SARPC Toothfish

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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Variety

Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Method

Wild

Longline

Location

Ross sea

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Ross Sea toothfish longline

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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