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SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount at-sea observer coral and sponge sample collection, May 2015: Fs97-13/1273E-PDF

"In 2015, recent management measures for the Sablefish fishery within the SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area (SK-B MPA) required an at-sea observer for fishing activities during a May fishing trip. This document summarizes the results of at-sea observer sample and data collection activities on board the F/V Pacific Viking between May 3 and May 29, 2015. This document details the results of the collection of coral and sponge bycatch in accordance with the Interim SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount Observer Coral and Sponge Data Collection Requirements. The at-sea observer reported sponges were caught on 11 occasions; corals were caught 16 times during the 70 fishing events. The catches were comprised of six unique species of sponge and six unique species of coral that were confirmed from samples and photographs collected by the at-sea observer and detailed in this report"--Abstract, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount at-sea observer coral and sponge sample collection, May 2015
Series Title Canadian data report of fisheries and aquatic sciences,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Date 2017.
Number of Pages iv, 18 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08287-5
Catalogue Number
  • Fs97-13/1273E-PDF
Subject Terms Marine conservation areas, Fisheries, Fisheries management