Stock status update of lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Bay of Fundy (lobster fishing areas 35-38): Fs70-7/2017-022E-PDF

“The status of the lobster resource in the Bay of Fundy (Lobster Fishing Areas [LFAs] 35-38) to the end of the 2011-12 seasons was assessed in February 2013 (DFO 2013, Gaudette et al. 2014, Tremblay et al. 2013) and has been updated annually since 2014 (e.g. DFO 2014). It will be assessed again in 2018 as per the multi-year assessment schedule. Fisheries Management has requested “interim information on the status of LFAs 35-38 lobster stocks to maintain the scientific basis for management advice consistent with DFO’s Precautionary Approach (PA)”. The PA defined in the 2013 assessment identified three key indicators that capture changes in lobster abundance and biomass, and proposed reference points for each indicator. This Science Response updates these indicators to the end of the 2014-15 fishing season. This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of September 16, 2016, on the Stock Status Update of American Lobster in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 35-38"--Context, p. [1].

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Title Stock status update of lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Bay of Fundy (lobster fishing areas 35-38)
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science response,
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Mise à jour de l'état du stock de homard de 2016 (Homarus americanus) dans la baie de Fundy (zones de pêche du homard 35 à 38). Caption title. "June 2017." "This report is available from the Center for Science Advice (CSA), Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography"--p. 7.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 7 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-7/2017-022E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Crustaceans, Fishing area, Fisheries management