9 November, 2009
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Chairperson: Tana Worcester
In support of the fishery for scallop in the Bay of Fundy (Scallop Production Areas [SPAs] 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6), DFO Maritimes Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch has asked DFO Science for an assessment of resource status and the consequences of various harvest levels for the coming fishing season.
Given that Bay of Fundy scallop have a long and well documented history of CSAS assessments, the assessment approach has been accepted in previous meetings, and the assessment results are not expected to be controversial in 2009, it was determined that a condensed Bay of Fundy scallop assessment would be conducted in 2009. This means that the assessment approach would not be reviewed this year. Instead, only the assessment results and projections will be reviewed. Background documentation will consist of the Research Document from last year and the draft Science Advisory Report for 2009.
For each of SPAs 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6:
CSAS Science Advisory Report
DFO Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Aboriginal communities / organizations
Provincial (NS and NB) governments