Science Advisory Report 2017/040
Impacts of Flexible Quota System on Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) Harvesting
- The impact on the population of transferring harvest levels among years within a five year manage plan was examined.
- Several harvest scenarios were examined. These ranged from taking the same number of animals in each year of the plan to taking the entire Total allowable Harvest (TAH) in one year of the plan,
- Results indicate that varying the number of animals taken in any year of the management plan did not have a significant impact on the population, as long as the total number of animals taken over the entire five year period did not exceed the TAH identified for that five year period.
This Science Advisory Report is from the October 17-21, 2016 Atlantic Walrus flexible quota advice. Additional publications from this meeting will be posted on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Science Advisory Schedule as they become available.
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