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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oysters, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand implements

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of St. Lawrence (Southern)

Overall Rating

3.335 / 5

Summary

Abundance: stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.

 

Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oysters, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

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) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oysters, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

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) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oysters, Edible

Ostrea edulis

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

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:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Oysters, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Summary

Record has 2 superseding SFW assessments (one for off-bottom and one for bottom culture)


Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oysters, Edible

Ostrea edulis

Method

Wild

Dredges

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

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:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Oysters, Kumamoto

Crassostrea gigas kumamoto

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Oysters, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Oysters, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Oysters, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Farmed

All production methods

Location

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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