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Spawner abundance and biological characteristics of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2016: Fs70-7/2017-012E-PDF

“The Striped Bass population of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence has increased in abundance from less than 5,000 spawners in the late 1990s to as many as 301,000 spawners in 2015. Due to conservation concerns, the commercial fishery closed in 1996 and the recreational and aboriginal fisheries for Striped Bass were closed in 2000. A small number of food, social, and ceremonial (FSC) fisheries were reinstated in 2012 and allocations of Striped Bass to aboriginal groups have gradually increased since then. The recreational fishery reopened in 2013. With continued requests for additional access to southern Gulf Striped Bass, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Gulf Ecosystems and Fisheries Management branch requested an update on the size of the spawning stock and information on biological characteristics to 2016. This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of February 17, 2017 on the update of indicators of the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) population of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, DFO Gulf Region, in 2016"--Context, p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Spawner abundance and biological characteristics of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2016
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science response,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Abondance de reproducteurs et caractéristiques biologiques du bar rayé (Morone saxatilis) du sud du golfe du Saint-Laurent en 2016. Caption title. "March 2017." "This report is available from the Center for Science Advice (CSA), Gulf Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 7.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 7 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-012E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management