Abundance estimates of narwhal stocks in the Canadian High Arctic in 2013: Fs70-6/2015-046E-PDF

An aerial survey was conducted for six narwhal summering aggregations (hereafter referred to as stocks) in the Canadian High Arctic in August 2013. This is the first time that a survey counted all of the Canadian High Arctic narwhal stocks during one summer, and the first time for narwhals in Jones Sound and Smith Sound. The total estimate for the Canadian High Arctic was 141,909 (Coefficient of Variation, CV by stock ranged from 20 to 65%) narwhals. This Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) Science Advisory Report provides updated scientific advice regarding Total Allowable Landed Catch (TALC) levels for each of the Baffin Bay narwhal stocks, and for narwhals in Smith and Jones Sounds.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Abundance estimates of narwhal stocks in the Canadian High Arctic in 2013
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat science advisory report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French], [Inuktitut], [Inuktitut]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Estimations de l'abondance des stocks de narvals dans l'Extrême-Arctique canadien en 2013. Issued also in Inuktitut under title: ᐊᒥᓱᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑎᑦ ᑐᒑᓕᖕᓂᒃ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑑᓂᖓᓂ 2013−ᒥ. "December 2015."
Date 2015.
Number of Pages 10 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2015-046E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Whales, Fishing area, Fisheries management