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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - EU South Pacific midwater otter trawl Jack mackerel fishery

Variety

Mackerel, Chilean Jack

Trachurus murphyi

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
EU South Pacific midwater otter trawl Jack mackerel 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 meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - South East Australia small pelagic fishery (commonwealth) mid-water trawl

Variety

Mackerel, Greenback horse

Trachurus declivis

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern) and FAO Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South East Australia small pelagic fishery (commonwealth) mid-water trawl

Summary


Rationale: 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. This fishery meets conservation standards to become Ocean Wise recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - South East Australia small pelagic fishery (commonwealth) mid-water trawl

Variety

Mackerel, Blue

Scomber australasicus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 57 (Indian Ocean, Eastern) and FAO Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
South East Australia small pelagic fishery (commonwealth) mid-water trawl

Summary

Rationale: 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. This fishery meets conservation standards to become Ocean Wise recommended.

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Variety

Mackerel, Atlantic

Scomber scombrus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.333 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is depleted and experiencing overfishing.

Bycatch: Fishery also catches overfished Atlantic herring.

Management: Ineffective, there are no measures to rebuild the Atlantic mackerel stock.

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Variety

Mackerel, Chilean Jack

Trachurus murphyi

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Chilean Jack mackerel industrial purse seine 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. This fishery has a open condition regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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