March 24-26, 2010
Battery Hotel and Suites
100 Signal Hill Rd., St. John's NL
March 29-31, 2010¹
80 East White Hills Road
St. John's, NL
The status of Northern Shrimp in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 0, 2 to 6 (NAFO Divisions 0B to 3K) was last assessed in March 2008. The 2010 assessment also includes Striped Shrimp in SFAs 2 and 3.
The current assessment is requested by Fisheries and Aquaculture Management to provide harvest advice for 2010 and 2011.
These stocks will be assessed in a zonal advisory meeting (ZAP) every two years.
Two Science Advisory Reports (SARs) will be produced during the zonal Northern Shrimp assessment: Newfoundland and Labrador Region will produce a SAR for Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 4 - Division 2G, SFA 5 - Hopedale and Cartwright Channels and SFA 6 - Hawke Channel + Division 3K. Central and Arctic Region will produce a SAR for SFAs 0, 2 and 3.
Associated research documents will also be produced to support these SARs. A Proceedings document will record the meeting discussions.
The following individuals with knowledge of the shrimp fishery and/or shrimp biology have been invited to participate in this meeting:
¹A second week has been planned to word craft the complete text of the SARs. Summary bullets for each stock will be agreed upon in plenary during the March 24-26, 2010 meeting. ZAP participants are encouraged to attend the second week of discussions and assist in the drafting of the SAR.