The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Shrimp, Northern (Amaebi) A fishery targeting this species has been certified as sustainable and well managed to the Marine Stewardship Council's environmental standard. Learn more at

This species is distributed along the northern coastlines of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, including the North and Bering Seas and the Sea of Okhotsk.

The Canadian fishery uses trawl nets to catch Northern Shrimp over muddy bottoms, and mandatory use of bycatch reduction devices (called Nordmore grates) has greatly reduced bycatch of depleted groundfish. The fishery is also managed under an individual quota system, which has ended the dangerous incentive to fish competitively for shrimp.

Full species report here.