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Fishery Information
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Improvement StatusFisheryFishSource RatingSustainability IssuesImprovement ObjectivesImprovements (2 years)FIP Rating & CommentAdditional Improvement Needs/Comments% of Classic Whitefish Sub-Sector
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Sustainable (MSC-C or FS scores above 8)Alaska pollock - Sea of Okhotsk: Russia Sea of Okhotsk Pollock- midwater trawlMedium RiskUntil recently, it was reported that real catches had been substantially larger than reported catches, mainly because of high levels of pollock roe production and unreported discards of undersized pollock. Contradicting reports suggest that the situation has improved in recent years and that compliance by fishers is high, but scientific observer coverage remains below desirable levels.
Some uncertainty remains as to the environmental impacts of the fishery, requiring improved reporting.
Public access to the stock assessment summary reports had been improving in recent years, but further improvements are still required, including publication of the full assessment reports.
Bycatch.
got certified in Sept 2013NANA7.2
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Improving (FIP A-C,, MSC FA)Pacific cod - Karaginsky
Pacific cod - Petropavlovsk-Komandor
Pacific cod - W Bering Sea
Data DeficientAssessment results and details of management measures are not publicly available.
There is no one standard methodology applied to stock assessment across all stocks and fishing areas. At its best, stock assessment is based on periodic census surveys, and resource management is not subject to BRP or HCR.
Details of environmental impacts of the fishery are scarce. There is still uncertainty surrounding the stock structure.
Available information indicates high biomass in Karaginsky and the West Bering Sea, while it appears the Sea of Okhotsk population is still at a low level.
NGOs have reported serious concerns about bycatch issues and impacts on seafloor habitats and ecosystems.
FIP launched in May 2013, in full industry leadership since Oct 2016; MSC pre-assessment conducted in Nov 2016, MSC FA started in October 2018
PCDR published August 2019
A – All goodNot according to PA findings

August 2019 PCDR identified six conditions
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Fishery Target of SRAlaska pollock - NavarinskyMedium RiskFishing mortality values are not published, so the future state of the stock cannot be evaluated.
A single TAC is currently set for the entire West Bering Sea (zone 61.01), covering two separate stocks.
There is a general shortage of regularly published information on the fishery assessment and management, although the situation is improving.
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Fishery Target of SRAlaska pollock - Sea of Okhotsk (non MSC C)Medium RiskUntil recently, it was reported that real catches had been substantially larger than reported catches, mainly because of high levels of pollock roe production and unreported discards of undersized pollock. Contradicting reports suggest the situation has improved in recent years and that compliance by fishers is high, but scientific observer coverage remains below desirable levels.
Some uncertainty remains as to the environmental impacts of the fishery, requiring improved reporting.
Public access to the stock assessment summary reports had been improving in recent years, but further improvements are still required, including publication of the full assessment reports.
Bycatch.
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Fishery Target of SROther smaller / unspecified stocks, e.g. Pacific cod - W Bering SeaHigh Risk (Bottom Trawl)Assessment results and details of management measures are not publicly available.
There is no one standard methodology applied to stock assessment across all stocks and fishing areas. At its best, stock assessment is based on periodic census surveys, and resource management is not subject to BRP or HCR.
Details of environmental impacts of the fishery are scarce. There is still uncertainty surrounding the stock structure.
Available information indicates high biomass in Karaginsky and the West Bering Sea, while it appears the Sea of Okhotsk population is still at a low level.
NGOs have reported serious concerns about bycatch issues and impacts on seafloor habitats and ecosystems.
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