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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Tristan da Cunha Rock Lobster

Variety

Lobster, Tristan da Cunha rock

Jasus tristani

Method

Wild

Pots

Location

FAO Area 47 (Atlantic, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Tristan da Cunha Rock Lobster

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was benchmarked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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  • Pots

Variety

Lobster, Caribbean Spiny

Panulirus argus

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea (Quintana Roo South)

Overall Rating

2.61 / 5

Summary

Stock status: Unknown and potentially declining.


Management: Quintana Roo South moderately effective. Yucatan and Quintana Roo ineffective with poor compliance and enforcement.


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Variety

Lobster, Caribbean Spiny

Panulirus argus

Method

Wild

Diving

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Caribbean Sea (Yucatan and Quintana Roo North)

Overall Rating

2.359 / 5

Summary

Stock status: Unknown and potentially declining.


Management: Quintana Roo South moderately effective. Yucatan and Quintana Roo ineffective with poor compliance and enforcement.


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Variety

Lobster, Caribbean Spiny

Panulirus argus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

Mexico - Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico (Yucatan)

Overall Rating

1.986 / 5

Summary

Stock status: Unknown and potentially declining.


Management: Ineffective with poor compliance and enforcement.


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  • Traps

Variety

Lobster, Blue Squat

Cervimunida johni

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Chile Squat Lobsters and Nylon Shrimp Modified Trawl

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a assessment Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Lobster, American

Homarus americanus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Eastern Canada Offshore Lobster

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It was convicted for breach of section 115.2 of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations (1985).

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  • Traps

Variety

Lobster, Blue Squat

Cervimunida johni

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Chile Squat Lobsters and Nylon Shrimp Modified Trawl

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a assessment Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Lobster, Blue Squat

Cervimunida johni

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Chile Squat Lobsters Demersal Trawl Camanchaca Fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a assessment Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Lobster, Blue Squat

Cervimunida johni

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Chile Squat Lobsters and Nylon Shrimp Modified Trawl

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a assessment Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and has an open condition regarding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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