Stock assessment of Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic salmon – 2016: Fs70-6/2017-035E-PDF

"There are 15 Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) management areas, known as Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) 1-14B, in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Within these areas there are 394 rivers known to contain wild Atlantic Salmon populations that are characterized by differences in life history traits, including freshwater residence time, timing of return migration, age at first spawning, and the extent of ocean migration. Atlantic Salmon stock status is currently assessed based on the proportion of the conservation egg requirement achieved in a given year and trends in abundance of various life stages. Annual comparisons are generally made to the previous five-year mean for Newfoundland and six-year mean for Labrador, which correspond to the average Atlantic Salmon generation time in those areas. This Science Advisory Report is from the February 28 to March 1, 2017 Regional Peer Review Process “Assessment of Atlantic Salmon in NL”"--Context, p. [1]-2.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Newfoundland and Labrador Region.
Title Stock assessment of Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic salmon – 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 du stock de saumon de l’Atlantique de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (2016). Caption title. "July 2017." Produced by: Centre for Science Advice, Newfoundland and Labrador Region; published by: Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 20 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2017-035E-PDF
Subject Terms Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management