A review of data sources and catch records for Pacific Saury (Cololabis saira) in Canada: Fs97-4/3058E-PDF

Pacific Saury (Cololabis saira) is a short-lived pelagic fish that is widely distributed in the North Pacific Ocean and subject to important fisheries, particularly west of 175°E. Concern for the longterm sustainability of commercial fisheries in the western Pacific Ocean prompted the Scientific Working Group of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission to undertake a review of Pacific Saury ecology and catch records, and develop a multinational assessment of stock status to inform fishery management in international waters. This report compiles and summarizes Canadian biological data and information specific to Pacific Saury in or adjacent to British Columbia waters. No records were found pertaining to Canada’s involvement in an international fishery or survey for the species. Although some reports document large catches of Pacific Saury, they are infrequently captured during research surveys or commercial fishing events. From 1997 to 2013, 224 kg of saury were captured by Canadian commercial fisheries.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title A review of data sources and catch records for Pacific Saury (Cololabis saira) in Canada
Series Title Canadian manuscript report of fisheries and aquatic sciences ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Other Formats Paper-[English]
Note Incorrect catalogue number (97-4/3058E-PDF) and ISSN (1448-5387) printed in this publication.
Date 2015.
Number of Pages iv, 20 p.
ISBN 978-1-100-25681-8
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-4/3058E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources