Assessment of lobster (Homarus americanus) on the North Shore (LFAS 15, 16 and 18) and at Anticosti Island (LFA17), Quebec, in 2018.: Fs70-6/2019-059E-PDF

"The lobster fishery along Quebec’s North Shore is operated by fishers in 3 lobster fishing areas (LFA 15, 16 and 18) (Figure 1). Most fishers on the North Shore (around 50) are in LFA 15, there are 4 to 8 fishers depending on the year in LFA 16, and 3 to 8 fishers in LFA 18, in sub-areas C, D, G, and H (Figure 2). The lobster fishery at Anticosti Island is practiced by 15 fishermen from the Middle North Shore, Gaspé Peninsula and Magdalen Islands. They are spread out primarily around the Island's easternmost tip in sub-area 17B. The lobster harvested off Anticosti Island is landed at the fishers' home ports. The lobster fishery is managed by controlling the fishing effort (number of licences, number and size of traps and fishing season) and by escapement measures (escape vents, release of berried females and minimum legal size [MLS]). Management and conservation measures introduced over the past 24 years follow the recommendations of the Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC). The resource status is assessed every three years. This report describes the situation in 2018 and the changes observed since the last stock status assessment in 2015"--Context (page [1]).

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat.
Title Assessment of lobster (Homarus americanus) on the North Shore (LFAS 15, 16 and 18) and at Anticosti Island (LFA17), Quebec, in 2018.
Variant title Quebec Region : assessment of lobster on the North Shore and at Anticosti Island, Quebec, in 2018
Series title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report, 1919-5087 ; 2019/059
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Évaluation de l’état des stocks de homard (Homarus americanus) de la Côte-Nord (ZPH 15, 16 et 18) et de l'Île d’Anticosti (ZPH 17), Québec, en 2018.
"November 2019."
Includes bibliographical references (page 10).
Publishing information Quebec, Canada : Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Quebec Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (10 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts.
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-6/2019-059E-PDF
Subject terms American lobster fisheries -- Québec (Province)
Shellfish populations -- Québec (Province)
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