Science Advisory Report 2008/011
Stock Assessment Report on Prince Rupert District Pacific Herring
- 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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