Proceedings of the workshop on ecosystem considerations for krill and other forage fisheries : Halifax Fisheries Research Laboratory, Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2-4 April 1997 /...: Fs70-2/1997-05E-PDF
In late 1995, DFO received a proposal to develop a 1000t experimental fishery for krill, a forage species, on the Scotian Shelf and in the Bay of Fundy. In 1996, this proposal was reviewed through the Regional Advisory Process (RAP), which commented that it would have a negligible effect on the ecosystem. Concerns were raised, however, in anticipation of future requests to expand this harvest. These concerns apply equally to any fishery directed at a forage species. Thus, in late 1996, the RAP Steering Committee decided to hold a workshop to consider the broader implications of fisheries on forage species. The broad objective of the workshop was to provide guidance for the future development of forage species fisheries in the DFO Maritimes Region. The workshop was held in April 1997, to which both national and international experts were invited, as well as local interested parties. The workshop included a number of talks: some relating general problems in applying ecosystem considerations to forage fisheries, a series describing the ecosystem approach to the management of the krill fishery in the Antarctic (the CCALMR approach), and three relating to existing or proposed krill fisheries within Canada. Two working groups then considered questions which comprised the central issues of the workshop. The results of the working group discussions were reviewed in a plenary session on the final day of the workshop. These Proceedings summarise both the presentations made at the workshop as well as the conclusions of the working group and plennary session discussions.
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|Department/Agency||Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.|
|Title||Proceedings of the workshop on ecosystem considerations for krill and other forage fisheries : Halifax Fisheries Research Laboratory, Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2-4 April 1997 / E. Head, convenor.|
|Series title||Canadian Stock Assessment proceedings series ; 97/05|
|Publication type||Series - View Master Record|
|Note(s)|| "June 1997." |
Includes bibliographic references (p. 56-60).
Issued also in printed form.
|Publishing information||[Ottawa] : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 1997.|
|Author / Contributor||Head, E.|
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|Subject terms|| Fisheries resources |
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