A framework for the assessment of the status of river herring populations and fisheries in DFO’s Maritimes Region: Fs70-5/2016-105E-PDF

“Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis) are diadromous species of fish that are collectively referred to as river herring. River herring return to many of the river systems in Nova Scotia and Southwest New Brunswick and are fished together as “gaspereau”. The fishery is geographically widespread, with fishing practices and gear types that differ among rivers, and is managed primarily through effort controls. Within the Maritimes Region, the status of river herring stocks has not been regularly assessed. Towards the goal of developing an on-going monitoring and assessment program, this framework was developed to provide an overview of the spatial scale for assessment and identification of stock units, reference points against which status could evaluated, monitoring methods, analytic methods and research recommendations, taking into account DFO’s precautionary framework for fisheries management"--Abstract, p. v.

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Title A framework for the assessment of the status of river herring populations and fisheries in DFO’s Maritimes Region
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), research document,
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Language [English]
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Note Title at head of French abstract: Cadre pour l’évaluation de l’état des populations de gaspareau et des pêches dans la Région des Maritimes du MPO. Cover title. “June 2017.”
Date 2017.
Number of Pages vi, 69 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-5/2016-105E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management