Abundance estimate of the eastern Canada – west Greenland bowhead whale population based on the 2013 High Arctic Cetacean Survey: Fs70-5/2015-058E-PDF

DFO conducted the High Arctic Cetacean Survey (HACS) in August 2013 to update abundance estimates for known stocks of Baffin Bay narwhal and for the EC-WG bowhead whale population. The survey was designed to cover the largest possible proportion of the summering areas of the EC-WG population while at the same time improving on the precision of past estimates. Three aircraft were used simultaneously to cover the vast survey area within a short time frame. This document presents the results of the survey and new abundance estimates for the EC-WG bowhead population, as well as an updated Potential Biological Removal (PBR) estimate.

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Title Abundance estimate of the eastern Canada – west Greenland bowhead whale population based on the 2013 High Arctic Cetacean Survey
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat research document,
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Language [English]
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Note "December 2015."
Date 2015.
Number of Pages v, 27 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-5/2015-058E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Whales, Fishing area, Fisheries management