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Proceedings 2011/042

Proceedings of the Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Advisory Process for the Recovery Potential Assessment of American Plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides), Newfoundland and Labrador Designatable Unit; January 24-26, 2011

Chairperson: G. Veinott


A Regional Advisory Process (RAP) for the Recovery Potential Assessment (RPA) of American Plaice was held on 24-26 January 2011 at the Battery Hotel and Conference Centre, St. John’s, NL. The requirement for a RPA is triggered when COSEWIC recommends an aquatic species as Threatened or Endangered. The purpose of the RPA is to provide information that will a) support development of scenarios for evaluating costs of recovery, b) inform public consultations, c) inform the decision on whether or not to list a species on Schedule 1 of Species at Risk Act (SARA) and d) assist the Recovery Team in developing a Recovery Strategy and/or Action Plan for the species if the listing recommendation is accepted.

Participants included DFO staff from Science (NL and Gulf Regions), Fisheries and Aquaculture Management (NL and National Capital Region), and Policy and Economics (NL Region), Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (DFA), the Marine Institute of Memorial University, World Wildlife Fund–Canada, Fisheries, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) and Ocean Choice International (OCI). The meeting rapporteur was C.M. Miri.

These proceedings contain a summary of working papers, PowerPoint presentations, and other documentation available during the meeting; as well as summaries of related discussions. Also included as Appendices are the Agenda, Terms of Reference, list of participants and research recommendations.

Additional information on this RPA is available in the CSAS Research Document series and in the Science Advisory Report (SAR).

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