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Whelk

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Basse Normandy Granville Bay whelk

Variety

Whelk

Buccinum undatum

Method

Traps: Pots

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Basse Normandy Granville Bay whelk

Market Names

Common whelk, Waved whelk, Waved buccine, European waved whelk, Edible whelk, Common northern whelk, Common Northern Buccinum, Buckie

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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  • Traps: Pots