Inshore Rockfish Stock Assessment for the West Coast of Canada in 1996 and Recommended Yields for 1997Microform - 1997
This paper provides a major assessment of inshore rockfish inhabiting waters off the British Columbia coast. Fishery catch and effort data, research survey data, and biological data are used to assess the status of inshore rockfish in 31 statistical areas of the coast. Yield recommendations are given only in areas where catch history and effort are relatively high. The habitat-based analysis performed in past assessment is applied to a few areas where adequate data are available. Where yields are recommended, yields for yelloweye rockfish and quillback rockfish are provided in addition to the traditional categories of red snapper and other rockfish. New information on the species composition of the catch from fish slip records is included in the assessment. In addition, new graphical analyses are used to indicate the relationship between coast-wide fleet movement and changes in inshore rockfish population. Catch statistics are updated and information from the directed fishery on Bowie Seamount is summarized.
Publisher: Nanaimo, BC : Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Pacific Region, Science Branch, Pacific Biological Station, 1997
Description: 80 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 98-02709