UPDATED: Northern Shrimp Biomass in SFA 6 at Critical Level
It looks as though the Northern shrimp fishery off Newfoundland’s northeast coast will soon be receiving another hit.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans held a technical briefing today regarding the 2017 Northern Shrimp Stock Assessment and the news was not good — particularly in the beleaguered Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6.
DFO scientists announced that in the all-important SFA 6, the fishable biomass index declined from 785,000 tonnes in 2006 to 104,000 tonnes in 2016. There was ...
Northern Cod Stock Growth Continuing: Report
Reasons Cited Include Low Fishing Levels, More Capelin
Amid all the worry and fighting surrounding the province’s declining shellfish fisheries over the past couple of years, the Northern cod stock has been quietly emerging from near annihilation and reclaiming its traditional ocean grounds and annual migration routes.
And while those with a stake in the fishing industry search for a way forward in a world with less crab and shrimp to share, some have been turning their gaze toward the ...
New Technology May Help Determine Bluefin Tuna Stocks
Department of Fisheries and Oceans research scientist Dr. Gary Melvin is leading a study into determining how abundant bluefin tuna are in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In mid-September, Melvin and researchers conducted hydroacoustic studies in North Lake, Prince Edward Island to obtain data on bluefin populations.
The crew deployed an underwater, multi-beam sonar technology to locate the tuna.
Melvin wants to see if the sonar can accurately define not only the number, but the size and ...