November 2-3, 2010 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Chairperson: Chuck Bourgeois
There are 15 Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) management areas, known as Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) 1-14B, in Newfoundland and Labrador. Within these areas there are more than 370 rivers with reported Atlantic salmon populations characterized by differences in life history traits including freshwater residence time, age at first spawning, and the extent of ocean migrations. This year marks the fouth year of a five-year Atlantic salmon management program. The November meeting is intended primarily to update those stocks/rivers considered during the last assessment meeting, with emphasis on determining the level of conservation spawning requirement achieved.
An update of any new information available concerning the status of Atlantic Salmon stocks will be presented for Salmon Fishing Area (SFA)¹ regions as follows:
The objective of this meeting will be to produce science advice for use by Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch and other stakeholders. The meeting is not intended as a forum to seek changes/alterations to the Atlantic salmon management Plan. The meeting will focus on the general state of salmon stocks in Newfoundland and Labrador and identify conservation issues. Harvests will also be assessed as part of the stock status assessment for Labrador. Detailed assessments of individual rivers will not be carried out. Rather, regional overviews of the status of stocks will be tabled. Finally, an update on smolt production and marine survival of Newfoundland salmon will be presented.
A Science Advisory Report, Proceedings Report and associated Research Documents will be produced as a result of this meeting.
DFO Science, Fisheries Management, Policy & Economics and SARA Program
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Various Non-Governmental Organizations and Associations
Various Aboriginal Groups
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Various Salmon Working Groups
Various Aquaculture Groups