Scotian Shelf silver hake (NAFO divisions 4VWX) stock status update for 2016-2017: Fs70-7/2017-010E-PDF

“Advice on the status of the Scotian Shelf (4VWX) Silver Hake (Merluccius bilinearis) stock is requested annually by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch to determine a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) consistent with the Integrated Fishery Management Plan (IFMP). The most recent framework and assessment of Silver Hake were conducted in 2012 (Cook 2013, Stone et al. 2013, DFO 2013). Since the 2012 framework assessment, science advice has been provided annually as a stock status update and published as a Science Response. The objective of the interim update is to report new information from the DFO Summer RV survey, and commercial landings data. Recent trends in biomass and fishing mortality are evaluated against the values for BMSY, and FMSY derived in the framework assessment. The most recent update occurred in December 2015 (DFO 2016). This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of December 1, 2016, on the Stock Status Update for 4VWX Silver Hake"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Scotian Shelf silver hake (NAFO divisions 4VWX) stock status update for 2016-2017
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: Mise à jour de 2016-2017 sur l'état du stock de merlu argenté du plateau néo-écossais (divisions 4VWX de l'OPANO). 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. 11.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 11 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-010E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management