An assessment of northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in shrimp fishing areas 4–6 and of striped shrimp (Pandalus montagui) in shrimp fishing area 4 in 2016: Fs70-6/2017-012E-PDF

"The bottom trawl fishery for Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) off the coast of Labrador began in the mid-1970s, primarily in the Hopedale and Cartwright Channels (Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 5), expanding north to SFA 4 and south to SFA 6 through the 1980s. Striped Shrimp (Pandalus montagui) in SFA 4 are primarily taken as by-catch during the Northern Shrimp Fishery in that area. The last Zonal Peer Review Process that assessed both Northern Shrimp in SFAs 4-6 and Striped Shrimp in SFA 4, and Northern and Striped Shrimp in the Eastern and Western Assessment Zones was held in February, 2015. A stock status update for shrimp in the Eastern and Western Assessment Zones was held in January 2016. The February 2016 update of Northern and Striped Shrimp in SFAs 4-6 triggered a full assessment which was held in April, 2016. A Zonal Peer Review Process was held February 16–17, 2017 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) to assess Northern and Striped Shrimp. Participants included DFO scientists, fisheries managers, and representatives from the NL Provincial Government, Nunatsiavut Government, academia, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and industry. The assessment made use of fishery data from observer and logbook datasets and from the Canadian Atlantic Quota Report (CAQR), along with survey data from fall and summer bottom trawl surveys and from the Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP). Together these provided information on catch rates, distribution, exploitation rate, biomass, predators and potential environmental drivers"--Context, p. [1]-2.

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Title An assessment of northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) in shrimp fishing areas 4–6 and of striped shrimp (Pandalus montagui) in shrimp fishing area 4 in 2016
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation de la crevette nordique (Pandalus borealis) dans les zones de pêche de la crevette 4 à 6 et de la crevette ésope (Pandalus montagui) dans la zone de pêche de la crevette 4 en 2016. Caption title. "March 2017." "This report is available from the: Center for Science Advice (CSA), Newfoundland and Labrador Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 26.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 26 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2017-012E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Crustaceans, Fishing area, Fisheries management