Science Advisory Report 2009/004
Review of aerial survey estimates for ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in western Hudson Bay
- Results of two aerial surveys in 2007 and 2008 indicate that the relative density of ringed seals in western Hudson Bay falls in the range of densities estimated in previous years and within estimated densities at different locations in the Canadian Arctic.
- Advice on stock status and temporal trend for ringed seals in western Hudson Bay cannot be provided at present due to lack of sufficient data to evaluate the health of this stock.
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