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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Smelt, Surf

Hypomesus pretiosus

Method

Wild

Falling gear

Location

U.S. - California, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.824 / 5

Market Names

Day Smelt, Silver Smelt

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Smelt, Surf

Hypomesus pretiosus

Method

Wild

Scoopnets

Location

U.S. - California, Northeast Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.824 / 5

Market Names

Day Smelt, Silver Smelt

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Faroe Islands silver smelt

Variety

Argentine, greater

Argentina silus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Faroe Islands silver smelt

Market Names

Great silver smelt, Smelt, Herring smelt

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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