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Assessment of the Estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (areas 13 to 17, 12A, 12B, 12C and 16A) snow crab stocks in 2016: Fs70-6/2017-020E-PDF

“The snow crab fishery in the Estuary and the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence began in the late 1960s. The fishery experienced a boom from 1979 to 1985, and a management approach based on the TAC (total allowable catch) was gradually introduced between 1985 and 1995. There are nine management areas (13 to 17, 16A, 12A, 12B and 12C). The DFO Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch, Quebec Region, requested a stock status assessment and a science advisory report to set the 2017 quotas. A scientific peer review was conducted on February 14 and 15, 2017. Participants included representatives from DFO Science and Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, the fishing industry and First Nations"--Context, p. [1].

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Assessment of the Estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (areas 13 to 17, 12A, 12B, 12C and 16A) snow crab stocks in 2016
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
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: Évaluation des stocks de crabe des neiges de l’estuaire et du nord du golfe du Saint-Laurent (zones 13 À 17, 12A, 12B, 12C et 16A) en 2016. Caption title. "June 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Quebec Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute"--p. 21.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 21 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2017-020E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Crustaceans, Fishing area, Fisheries management