Assessment of lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Gaspé (LFAS 19-21), Quebec, in 2018.: Fs70-6/2019-060E-PDF

"Lobster fishing in the Gaspé is practiced by 161enterprises (a skipper-owner and one or more fishers' helpers). Fishing effort is distributed among three lobster fishing areas (LFAs 19, 20 and 21) (Figure 1), subdivided into 27 subareas (Figure 2). The largest number of companies operate in LFA 20, 88% of the total number in the Gaspé. A small fleet (eight companies) fishes along the north shore of the peninsula (LFA 19) between Forillon and Grande-Vallée. Thirteen companies fish in LFA 21. In the fall, the Listuguj Micmac fish for subsistence in Area 21B. The fishery is managed through fishing effort control measures (number of licences, number and size of traps, fishing season and daily schedule, organization of trap lines) and escapement measures (escape vents, release of berried females and release of females with a V-notch on their telson, minimum and maximum legal sizes). Management and conservation measures introduced over the past 24 years follow the recommendations of the Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC). The status of the resource is assessed every three years. This report describes the situation in 2018 and 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) in the Gaspé (LFAS 19-21), Quebec, in 2018.
Variant title Quebec Region : assessment of the lobster in the Gaspé, Quebec, in 2018
Series title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report, 1919-5087 ; 2019/060
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 Gaspésie (ZPH 19, 20 et 21), Québec, en 2018.
"November 2019."
Includes bibliographical references (page 14).
Publishing information Mont-Joli, Quebec, Canada : Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Quebec Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (14 pages) : illustrations, maps (some colour), charts (some colour).
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-6/2019-060E-PDF
Subject terms American lobster fisheries -- Québec (Province) -- Gaspé Peninsula.
Fish stock assessment -- Québec (Province) -- Gaspé Peninsula.
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