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Atlantic seabob

Quality mark Cultivation
/Keurmerk Wild
Green
Second choice
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Bycatch
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General

Atlantic seabob

The Atlantic Seabob shrimp can be found in the west Atlantic Ocean and can live in both fresh- and brackish water. Large numbers of this species are often found in estuaries and river outlets. This species can reach up to 140 mm in length but is usually smaller. The Seabob is the most intensively fished species of shrimp in the Guianas.

 

Atlantic seabob

Xiphopenaeus kroyeri
Origin

Atlantic Ocean, central west (FAO 31)

Farming- / Catch method

Bottom otter trawl

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Explanation assessment

The Surinamese seabob fishery in the coastal waters of Suriname is [MSC certified] since 2011. In 2017 the certificate is renewed. The fishery on seabob happens all year long. The seabob fishermen supply there catches to local fleet managers and processing companies of Heiploeg Suriname and Namoona/SAIL. The seabob fishery is very important to the local economy. Fishing is done with [bottom otter trawls]/twinrigTwinrig/Multirig:
A technique whereby one ship pulls out an assembly of two bottom otter trawls side to side. With the help of rubber cables, a vibration is released on the seabed that scares fish. This is a lighter variant within the bottom trawl fishery, and is also called a double bottom trawl.  
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Atlantic seabob

Xiphopenaeus kroyeri
Origin

Atlantic Ocean, central west (FAO 31)

Farming- / Catch method

Bottom otter trawl

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Fish stocks and fishing pressure
Ecosystem effects
Fishery management
Final assessment
Explanation assessment

The prawn fishery in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is not managed well yet (with exceptions, e.g. Suriname). In many areas the fishing pressure is too high. Fishing is done with [bottom otter trawls] with high bycatchBycatch:
Species caught next to species targeted for fishery. By-catches can consist of non-commercial species and species that are too small, and can be kept (this part is sometimes called by-product) or thrown back into the sea (discards). 
and discardsDiscards:
Unwanted by-catch, which is thrown back because there is no quota, the market price is too low, or the fish is below the legal minimum landing size. Discards can be alive or dead.
. Bycatch of sea turtles can be prevented by escape hatches, but those are not everywhere mandatory

 

ASC label

Fish with the ASC label is farmed in a sustainable manner.

MSC label

Fish with the MSC label is caught sustainably.

Good fish

This fish is not being overfished or is being responsibly farmed, with minimal impact on the environment.

Second choice

This fish is a second choice. There are still some improvements to be made in this fishery or fish farm.

Avoid

Do not buy this fish. It's being overfished or the way it's farmed or caught has a negative impact on the environment.

By-catch

This fish is unwillingly caught while fishing for a different species. They are underused and should be eaten more.

GlobalG.A.P.

GlobalG.A.P. certified farms are doing a step in the right direction in terms of sustainability. A few species with this label are getting a better score on the VISwijzer.

Organic

Organic standards are the strictest when it comes to fish feed. They also require certain measures for animal well-being.