Pacific Ocean, north-east and north-west (FAO 61|67)
Purse seines, Pots and traps, Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated), Driftnets, Gillnets
Several fisheries on sockeye salmon have been MSC-certifiedMSC Certified:
Fisheries that comply with the Marine Stewardship Council assessment criteria and are certified. Fish products with the blue MSC label are caught by sustainable fisheries.; in Alaska, Canada and Russia. These use many different catching methods, including the ‘fish wheel’ which is a watermill like structure with nets attached to it that catch fish from the stream, after which they are collected in a tank. The Pacific salmon fishery is well regulated and the methods do little damage to the environment.