Assessment of lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Magdalen Islands (LFA 22), Quebec, in 2018.: Fs70-6/2019-061E-PDF

"Lobster fishing in the Magdalen Islands (LFA 22, Figure 1) is practiced by 325 enterprises (a skipper-owner and one or more fishers' helpers). About two-thirds of the fleet is on the south side (Old Harry to Havre-Aubert) and one-third is on the north side (Grosse-Île to Millerand) (Figure 2). The fishery is managed by controlling the fishing effort (number of licences, number and size of traps, fishing season and daily fishing schedule, organization of trap lines) 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). In 2012, a precautionary approach was suggested for LFA 22The 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 Magdalen Islands (LFA 22), Quebec, in 2018.
Variant title Quebec Region : assessment of lobster in the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, in 2018
Series title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, science advisory report, 1919-5087 ; 2019/061
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 du stock de homard (Homarus americanus) des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (ZPH 22), Québec, en 2018.
"November 2019."
Includes bibliographical references (page 13).
Publishing information Mont-Joli, Quebec, Canada : Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Quebec Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (13 pages) : illustrations, maps (some colour), charts (some colour).
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-6/2019-061E-PDF
Subject terms American lobster fisheries -- Québec (Province) -- Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
Shellfish populations -- Québec (Province) -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
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