Canada 3Ps Atlantic cod - longline/trawl/gillnet/hook & line

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Overview

The MSC certificate for this fishey was voluntarily suspended by certificate holders in light of recently renewed concerns about stock health resulting from changes in the ecosystem. The Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC), an industry association for offshore fishery companies in Canada, has subsequently initiated a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) that will be supported by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). This FIP aims to complete an action plan that includes continued compliance with, and reporting on, all conditions associated with the suspended MSC certification and will serve to guide the fishery back to MSC certification as soon as possible. The FIP action plan will include improving the stock assessment model, gaining insight on the ecosystem drivers and exploring the role of discrete components in supporting the overall stock complex.

The MSC certificate for this fishey was voluntarily suspended by certificate holders in light of recently renewed concerns about stock health resulting from changes in the ecosystem.

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 0: FIP Identification
Species 
Common Name 
Atlantic Cod
Scientific Name 
Gadus morhua
Gear Type 
Bottom Longline
Bottom Trawl
Gillnet
Hook & Line
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Canada
Additional Attributes 
Canada has 84.4% of the 3Ps cod TAC off southern Newfoundland
Country 
France
Additional Attributes 
France has 15.6% of the 3Ps cod TAC around St. Pierre and Miquelon

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Kris Vascotto
Phone 
1-902-526-4582