Rapid screening tool for marine fish based on the Australian ERAF

Description

Shown in the photo: mixed groundfish catch. Photo: DFO

Pacific groundfish fisheries in British Columbia encounter over 200 species of groundfish, less than 30 of which are considered target species. The Sustainable Fisheries Framework requires fisheries managers to adopt an ecosystem-based approach. Sustainable and economically viable fisheries that do not cause alterations to marine ecosystems will require adequate monitoring and reporting of the impact of these fisheries on the 170 non-target groundfish species. This project will develop a database query tool that can be used to inform risk assessments of fishery capture on both target and non-target species in BC waters.

Program Name

Strategic Program for Ecosystem-based Research and Advice (SPERA)

Ecoregion(s)

Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Greg Workman

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