Flatfish Stock Assessments for the West Coast of Canada for 1996 and Recommended Yield Options for 1997Microform - 1997
Presents interim fishery assessments for various sole species off the west coast of Canada for 1996. Data analyzed include catch effort data and length composition data from the commercial fishery. For area 3C-D Dover sole, information used for the assessment included commercial catch-effort data and biological and catch-rate data from two biomass surveys. Discussion is included regarding landing statistics, stock status, fishery dynamics, and recruitment. Yield options and recommendations are given for the west coast of Vancouver Island (Areas 3C and 3D) and Queen Charlotte Sound (Areas 5A and 5B), by species.
Publisher: Nanaimo, BC : Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region, Science Branch, Pacific Biological Station, 1997
Description: 124 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 98-02708