Genetic Analysis of MSC-certified Chilean Sea Bass


Our laboratory recently published a peer-reviewed paper (Marko et al., 2011) describing the genetic analysis of retail-acquired fish sold with labels indicating that they were “MSC-certified Chilean sea bass”.  This labeling means that these fish were harvested from the lone fishery for this species that has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as a sustainably harvested fishery.  The certified fishery is located in the waters surrounding the sub-Antarctic island called South Georgia and  the nearby plateau of Shag Rocks (collectively referred to as “SGSR” hereafter).  This information is now available to the public on this website.  In the following pages, you will find information about the data analyses from our study, plus some interpretation and meaning of those data for those unfamiliar with the statistical analysis and interpretation of genetic data.