Shrimp Stocks in SFA 6 Down Eight Per Cent
FFAW Takes Issue with 24 Per Cent of DFO Survey Not Completed
After a hint of promise last year in the Northern shrimp fishery off Newfoundland’s northeast coast, it seems the stock has dropped yet again — particularly in the all-important shrimp fishing area (SFA) 6.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) held a technical briefing in February regarding the 2020 Northern shrimp stock assessment and reported that the SFA 6 biomass has dropped in relation to 2019. SFA 6 is where the ...
Northern Shrimp Biomass in SFA 6 Continues at Critical Level
It looks as though the Northern shrimp fishery off Newfoundland’s northeast coast will soon be receiving another quota cut.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans held a technical briefing recently regarding the 2018 Northern shrimp stock assessment and as was the trend over the last decade, the news was not good — particularly in the beleaguered shrimp fishing area (SFA) 6. SFA 6 is where the majority of the inshore shrimp fishery takes place.
DFO scientists announced that in the ...