Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) stock assessment for the west coast of British Columbia: Fs70-5/2017-025E-PDF

“Arrowtooth Flounder is managed as a coastwide stock in British Columbia, with the majority of the catch coming from Pacifc Marine Fisheries Commission (PMFC) major areas 3CD; West Coast Vancouver Island, 5AB; Queen Charlotte Sound and 5CD; Hecate Strait. The Strait of Georgia (management area 4B) is not included in this stock assessment. The 2014 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) was 15,000 metric tonnes, the second largest groundfsh TAC in British Columbia, after Pacifc Hake (Merluccius productus). The purpose of this stock assessment is to update management advice for Arrowtooth Flounder stocks in British Columbia, as requested by the Pacifc Groundfsh Management Unit (GMU). This assessment identifes reference points for Arrowtooth Flounder that are consistent with the DFO Decision-making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach and characterizes stock status relative to these reference points, using a Bayesian, age-structured stock assessment model. Management advice is provided in the form of decision tables which forecast the impacts of a range of harvest levels on Arrowtooth Flounder stock status relative to these reference points"--Purpose, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) stock assessment for the west coast of British Columbia
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), research document,
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Language [English]
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Note Cover title. “August 2017.”
Date 2017.
Number of Pages v, 87 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-5/2017-025E-PDF
Subject Terms Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management