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Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Location

Canada - Lake Huron

Overall Rating

3.09 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Gillnets (Set / Anchored)

Location

United States: Minnesota - Red Lake

Overall Rating

4.146 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Handlines and Pole-and-Lines (Hand-Operated)

Location

United States: Minnesota - Red Lake

Overall Rating

4.146 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

Abundance: Stock is healthy and overfishing is not occurring.


Management: Highly effective and utilizes best available information to inform decision making.


Bycatch: Fishery is highly regulated to minimize impacts.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Location

Canada - Lake Ontario

Overall Rating

3.121 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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  • Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Location

United States: Michigan - Lake Superior

Overall Rating

2.803 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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  • Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Location

United States: Michigan - Lake Michigan

Overall Rating

2.919 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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  • Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Manitoba Boreal Forest Lakes Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Lake Whitefish, and Lake Cisco Commercial Gillnet Fishery (also known as Waterhen Lake walleye and Northern pike Gillnet Commercial)

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

FAO Area 02 (North America - Inland waters)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Manitoba Boreal Forest Lakes Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Lake Whitefish, and Lake Cisco Commercial Gillnet Fishery (also known as Waterhen Lake walleye and Northern pike Gillnet Commercial)

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

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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  • Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Location

United States - Lake Huron

Overall Rating

2.775 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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  • Traps (Barriers, Fences, or Weirs)

Variety

Walleye

Sander vitreus

Method

Wild

Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Location

Canada - Ontario, Inland waters: Lake of the Woods

Overall Rating

1.866 / 5

Market Names

Dore, Pickerel, Yellow Pickerel, Yellow Pike, Yellow Walleye

Summary

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  • Gillnets and Entangling Nets