2014 assessment of Atlantic halibut on the Scotian Shelf and southern Grand Banks (NAFO divisions 3NOPs4VWX5Zc): Fs70-6/2015-012E-PDF

The Atlantic Halibut stock has a history of overfishing that predates the time series used in the stock assessment model (i.e. prior to 1970). SCAL model estimates of spawning stock biomass (SSB) levels between 1970 and 2013 indicate that the halibut stock has increased from a depleted state, observed in the early 1990s, to the present. The spawning stock biomass in 2013 is estimated to be 6,668 mt (SE=234 mt); the highest in the time series, and the legal-sized (greater than 81 cm since 1994) biomass (B=23,479 mt, SE=664 mt) is well above all other estimates.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title 2014 assessment of Atlantic halibut on the Scotian Shelf and southern Grand Banks (NAFO divisions 3NOPs4VWX5Zc)
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat science advisory report,
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: Évaluation du flétan sur le plateau néo-écossais et dans le sud des Grands Bancs en 2014 (divisions 3NOPs4VWX5Zc de l'OPANO). "March 2015."
Date 2015.
Number of Pages 16 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2015-012E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management