Science Advisory Report 2008/011

Stock Assessment Report on Prince Rupert District Pacific Herring

Summary

  • All herring spawning within Statistical Areas 3 to 5 are assumed to belong to the Prince Rupert District stock that migrates inshore from Hecate Strait in the late fall and leaves, after spawning, in late March and early April.
  • The roe herring gillnet total allowable catch (TAC) in 2007 was 924 tonnes or 7% of the coastal total and the validated catch was 968 tonnes. No seine fishery occurred in this area in 2007.
  • The 2008 mature stock biomass forecast is 20,071 tonnes with an allowable harvest of 4,014 tonnes.

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