Assessment of the Quebec North Shore (Division 4S) herring stocks in 2016: Fs70-6/2017-027E-PDF

“Since 1992, the herring fishery on the Quebec North Shore (NAFO Division 4S) has been managed by a preventive Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 4,000 t due to the lack of scientific information to establish a formal TAC. This TAC is assigned in whole to various fishing fleets and to all catches, without distinction of spawning groups. Between 1984 and 2010, herring landings were, on average, 476 t per year. Catches have increased significantly since 2011, reaching the TAC of 4,000 t. The last assessment of the two herring spawning stocks in Division 4S was in 2011. A stock status update was made in 2015. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch requested scientific advice on these stocks for the 2017 and 2018 fishing seasons. This science advisory report is from the April 12, 2017, meeting on the assessment of the Quebec North Shore herring stocks"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Assessment of the Quebec North Shore (Division 4S) herring stocks in 2016
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation des stocks de hareng de la Côte-Nord du Québec (Division 4S) en 2016. Caption title. "June 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Québec Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute"--p. 11.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 11 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2017-027E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management