Quota Options for the Geoduck Clam (Panopea Abrupta) Fishery in British Columbia for 2001 and 2002Microform - 2000
This report presents calculations of quota options for geoduck clams (Panopea abrupta) for the 2001 & 2002 fisheries presented by Geoduck Management Area for the North Coast Region, West Coast of Vancouver Island Region, and Inside Waters Region of British Columbia. The calculations use new parameter estimates and a habitat-based approach continued from previous assessments where, for each geoduck bed, virgin biomass is estimated as the product of the spatial area of geoduck beds, estimated virgin densities, and mean geoduck weights. Error ranges in each parameter estimate were combined to provide a range of biomass estimates, and a harvest rate of 1% was applied to derive quota options.
Publisher: Ottawa : Fisheries & Oceans, Science, Canadian Stock Assessment Secretariat, 2000
Description: 52 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 102-02860