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blue = additions / changes, Jan 2013 - EllaFARMEDATLANTICATLANTIC/PACIFICPACIFICsource URLS (for updates)http://www.fishonline.org/pocket-goodfishguidehttp://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/content/media/MBA_SeafoodWatch_StateofSeafoodReport.pdf
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Abalone (US)Black BreamTuna (Albacore)troll or pole-caughtAnchovies (Bay of Biscay)
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Arctic CharCocklehand-gathered; Burry Inlet and Dee Estuary (MSC certified)Tuna (Bigeye)Black Cod / Sablefish
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Barramundi (US)Dab (North Sea)otter trawled, seine nettedSpiny LobsterCod (Pacific)longline, jig, trap
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CatfishFlounderSwordfish (SE Pacific)Harpooned Crimson snapper (Australia)trap
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ClamsGurnard (Grey and Red)Tuna (Skipjack)Troll, pole & line, NFPS (W C & E Pacific, IO); pole & line (Maldives EEZ)Dungeness Crabtrap; wild-caught, from California, Oregon or Washington
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Cobialow-salinity recirculating systemsHerring / Sild (Bothnian Sea & Iceland)MSC certifiedTuna (Yellowfin)Troll, pole & line, NFPS (E & WC Pacific, IO & Maldives EEZ)Halibut (Pacific)
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Freshwater Coho Salmon (US)Longfin Squidwild-caught, from the U.S. AtlanticPink Shrimp (Oregon)
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MusselsMackerelhandline- and driftnet-caughtSalmon (Alaska)
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OystersPollock (Alaska)from Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands (MSC certified)Sardines (Pacific)
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Rainbow TroutRainbow (farmed, organic certified or freshwater ponds)Red Mullet (NE Atlantic)Spot Prawn (British Columbia)
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Red swamp crawfish/crayfish (US)Sardines (Cornwall)MSC certifiedStriped Bass
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Scallops (China, Japan)Seabassline- and gillnet-caughtWhite Seabass
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Striped BassSpider Crabpot-caughtTuna (Bigeye)Non-FAD Purse Seine (Indian Ocean)
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TilapiaFarmed (ASC certified; closed production; Zimbabwe)Squid (European)jig-caught
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Gilthead Breamorganicaly farmedAtlantic Cod (Iceland, NE Arctic)non trawl
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Atlantic Halibutfarmed, onshore productionColey / SaitheNE Arctic, N Sea, Skagerrak, West of Scotland, Rockall
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PangasiusASC CertifiedBrown CrabIPA, Devon & Shetland (MSC certified)
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King or Tiger Prawnsorganic certifiedHaddockNE Arctic, North Sea, Skaggerak & Kattegat
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Salmon (Atlantic)organic certifiedPollack / LytheNorth Sea, Celtic Sea & W Scotland
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Sea bassclosed systemPouting / BibAll sources
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Sturgeon, CaviarFarmed (closed production)Prawn (coldwater)NE Arctic
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Turbotonshore productionDover or Common soleN Sea & E Channel (gillnet), Celtic Sea (trawl) & W Channel
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Salmon (Alaska)Bristol Bay salmon fishery Lemon Sole (North Sea)Seine netted
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WhitingCeltic Sea
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Basa / Striped CatfishAtlantic Cod (Celtic Sea, E & W Baltic)gilnettedTuna (Skipjack)All other sourcesCod (Alaska)longline
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Caviar (US)Atlantic Cod (US Gulf Of Maine)hook and lineBrill (North Sea)Flounder all sources
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Sturgeon (US)HaddockIceland, Celtic Sea, W ScotlandSkates/RaysCuckoo, spotted & thornback (Kattegat, Skagerrak, N Sea, E Channel, Celtic Sea & W Scotland)Halibut (California)hook and line
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Red swamp crawfish/crayfish (China)Lemon sole (North Sea, Iceland)otter-trawled, seine net-caughtSwordfishAll other sourcesLingcod
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Gilthead BreamfarmedPollock (Alaska)from Western Bering Sea, Okhotsk SeaTuna (Albacore)Line caught (South, North Pacific; North, South Atlantic)American Lobstertrap
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King or Tiger Prawnscertified or MadagascanColey / Saithefrom Iceland, FaroesTuna (Bigeye)All other sourcesMahi Mahilongline
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Anchovies (Portuguese coast)pelagic trawl, purse seineTuna (Yellowfin)All other sourcesOysters
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Salmon (Atlantic)farmedCockleDredgedPomfret
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Sea bassFarmed & North, Celtic Sea, Bay of Biscay, E ChannelDab (North Sea)beam trawledBlackcod
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GurnardRed, grey and tub or yellowSole
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HalkeEuropean (Northern stock)Squid
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Greenland HalibutW GreenlandTuna (Yellowfin)
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Herring / SildAll other sourcesTurbot (North Sea)
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Mackerel (NE Atlantic stock)Grey mulletGill or fixed netted (all areas)
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White Marlin
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MonkfishAll sources
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PlaiceN, Irish & Baltic Sea, Skagerrak (seine netted), E&W Channel, Iceland
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Prawn (coldwater)Skagerrak & Norwegian Deep
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Red MulletAll sources
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Salmonwild-caught UK rivers, according to conservation limits
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Sardine / PilchardBay of Biscay, W Iberian Sea
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ScampiAll other sources (exc. Portuguese coast, North Galicia, Cantabrian Sea)
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Lesser spotted dogfish, nursehound, starry smoothhound
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Dover or Common soleAll other sources
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WhitingN Sea, E Channel, Skaggerak & Kattegat, W Scotland, Irish Sea,Rockall
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Cobia (Asian farms)AnglerfishCaviarBlue Marlin
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EelEuropean (inc. farmed) & CongerAtlantic Cod (Norwegian coast, Greenland, Faroes, Kattegat, Skagerrak, N Sea, E Channel, W Scotland, Irish Sea, Rockall)HakeCaribbean Spiny Lobster
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SalmonAtlantic Halibutwild-caught; Greenland (NE Arctic, Iceland, E Greenland)MarlinAll other sourcesGrenadier
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Tilapia (China)Atlantic Salmonany stock below conservation limitsOrange RoughyHalibut (Californian)
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Yellow tail (Australia, Japan) - now 'under assessment' by MSC (Jan 2015)Brown or Sea TroutRed snapperHoki
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Sea bassPelagic trawledChilean SeabassShark; nursehound (Bay of Biscay Iberian waters); SpurdogKing Crab
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Dover or Common sole (Irish Sea)SW (beam trawled), W Ireland & Irish SeaSkates/RaysAll skate. Blonde, sandy, shagreen, undulate & smalleyed rays. Also, thornback, cuckoo & starry rays from all other sourcesMahi Mahilongline
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European PlaiceSwordfishPacific Cod (imported)
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Greenland HalibutTuna (Albacore)longline; Longline, pelagic trawled (Indian, N Atlantic); MediterraneanRockfishtrawl
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HaddockFaroe Plateau, Rockall, Irish SeaTuna (Bigeye)longlineSalmon
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Herring (Celtic Seas (Vla (South), VIIb,c), Bothnian Bay)Tuna (Bluefin)Striped Marlin
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MonkfishTuna (Bluefin)ranchedToothfish
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Redfish/rockfishTuna (Skipjack)longlineKing or Tiger PrawnsWild caught; non certified farmed
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ScampiPortuguese coast, North Galicia, Cantabrian SeaTuna (Yellowfin)longline, purse seine
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Seabass Pelagic trawledSturgeon / Caviarall wild caught
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Spiny DogfishWhitebaitAll sources
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Tuna (Yellowfin)
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Grey mullet (Cornwall)Commercial line fishery
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HalkeSpanish & Portuguese waters (Southern stock)
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PlaiceSkagerrak, Celtic Sea, SW Ireland, W Ireland
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SwordfishMediterranean
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Tuna (Bigeye)longline; FAD Purse Seine (W Central Pacific Ocean)
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2012-13
layout 2010-11
dropoff
north sea stocks
2011 revision
catch methods
no catch method
no location or catch method
data in 2008
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2008
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