Science Response 2019/021

Update of indicators of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in DFO Gulf Region Salmon Fishing Areas 15 - 18 for 2018

Context

The last assessment of stock status of Atlantic Salmon for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Gulf Region was completed after the 2013 return year (DFO 2014) and updates on stock status in 2014 to 2017 for each of the four Salmon Fishing Areas (SFA 15-18) were prepared (DFO 2015a; 2015b, 2016, 2017, 2018a). DFO Fisheries and Aquaculture Management (FAM) requested an update of the status of the Atlantic Salmon stocks in DFO Gulf Region for 2018. Indicators for adult and juvenile Atlantic Salmon in SFAs 15 to 18 are provided in this report. This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of February 19, 2019 on the update of indicators of Atlantic salmon to 2018 for Salmon Fishing Areas 15 to 18, DFO Gulf Region.

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