Distribution and Abundance of Larval Sablefish Anoplopoma Fimbria Off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, April 2-18, and May 10-18, 1986Microform - 1988
Two larval surveys were conducted off the west coast of Vancouver Island from April 2-18 and May 10-18, 1986, part of a multidisciplinary study in the La Pérouse Bank region. This year's survey results provide additional information about the annual distribution and relative abundance of sablefish larvae occupying the surface waters off Vancouver Island and will be used towards developing a sablefish recruitment index. To examine the distribution of sablefish larvae with depth, samples were also collected at stratified depths in the midwater to 700 m. This report is the third in a series with the results of the 1984 and 1985 surveys already documented. The results of the surface neuston sampling, bongo sampling and vertical haul sampling are presented. Preliminary information on distribution and relative abundance of other species is also presented.
Publisher: Nanaimo, B.C. : Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Fisheries Research Branch, Pacific Biological Station, 1988
Description: 130 p. : maps, ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 88-04791