Status of cusk (Brosme brosme) in NAFO divisions 4VWX5Z under the precautionary approach framework: Fs70-7/2017-005E-PDF

“Cusk was assessed as Threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2003 and later reassessed as endangered (COSEWIC 2012). In response to the 2003 assessment, the Governor in Council decided in 2013 not to add Cusk to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) (Minister of Justice, Canada 2013). The status of Cusk pursuant to SARA is currently under re-consideration in response to the 2012 COSEWIC recommendation. DFO’s Resource Management Sector asked Science to determine what the 3-year geometric mean of the Cusk index is from the Halibut Survey relative to the USR and the LRP. The information will be used by DFO Resource Management as guidance in discussions with various industry stakeholders on recommendations for management measures. The current 3-year geometric mean (2013-2015) of the Cusk biomass index remains above the LRP at 15.1 kg. This Science Response results from the Science Response Process of December 2, 2016, on the Stock Status Update of 4VWX5 Cusk"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Status of cusk (Brosme brosme) in NAFO divisions 4VWX5Z under the precautionary approach framework
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science response,
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Note Issued also in French under title: Situation du brosme (Brosme brosme) dans les divisions 4VWX5Z de l'OPANO au regard du cadre de l'approche de précaution. Caption title. "April 2017." "This report is available from the Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography"--p. 5.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 5 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-005E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management