Scallop fishery area/time closure to protect cod spawning aggregations in 5Z (Georges Bank): Fs70-7/2015-012E-PDF

This document provides information on the spatial distribution of Cod abundance on eastern Georges Bank during the spawning period based upon the DFO February/March Georges Bank research vessel (RV) survey and its overlap with Scallop catches on the Canadian portion of Georges Bank. In the 2013 analysis, a comparison of the most recent 10-year spatial distribution of Cod to that for the whole time series (starting in 1996) showed that a change in distribution had occurred (DFO, 2013). It was determined that using the most recent 10-year moving window to examine the spatial trends of Cod distribution during the spawning period should achieve the objective of reducing Cod bycatch and disturbance of spawning aggregations. Therefore, this analysis uses data on Cod distribution from 2005 to 2014.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Scallop fishery area/time closure to protect cod spawning aggregations in 5Z (Georges Bank)
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat - science response,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Fermetures spatio-temporelles de la pêche du pétoncle destinées à protéger les bancs de morue qui frayent dans 5Z (banc Georges). "April 2015."
Date 2015.
Number of Pages 7 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2015-012E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Molluscs, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management