Lobster (Homarus americanus) in lobster fishing area 41 (4X + 5Zc): Fs70-7/2017-015E-PDF

2016 stock status update.

“The status of the lobster resource in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 41 was last fully assessed in December 2013 (Pezzack et al. 2015). A Precautionary Approach proposed for lobster in LFA 41 uses multiple primary indicators with boundaries to guide in setting harvest control rules and secondary indicators to aid in interpreting changes in the primary indicators. There is no single reference point for this fishery. This Science Response updates primary indicators to 2016. During the 2015 update, concerns were raised on the applicability of indicators to providing advice on the total allowable catch (TAC), as well as the sensitivity of the fishery independent indicators to the strata chosen for their estimation. These issues will be addressed at a Stock Assessment Framework meeting scheduled for January 2017. Analyses used in this update were the same as those from previous updates (e.g. DFO 2016). This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of November 16, 2016, on the 2016 Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 41 Lobster Stock Status Update"--Context, p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Lobster (Homarus americanus) in lobster fishing area 41 (4X + 5Zc)
Subtitle 2016 stock status update.
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science response,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Homard (Homarus americanus) de la zone de pêche au homard 41 (4X + 5Zc) : mise à jour de l'état du stock de 2016. Caption title. "April 2017." "This report is available from: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 6.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 6 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-015E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Crustaceans, Fishing area, Fisheries management