Science Response 2020/050
Stock Status Update of 4VWX Herring for the 2019/2020 Fishing Season
Maritimes Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Resource Management has requested that DFO Science provide an update on the science advice for North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Divisions 4VWX Atlantic Herring (Clupea harengus) management unit in support of the 2019/2020 fishery. The last full assessment of the 4VWX Herring stock was conducted in March 2018 (DFO 2018), and an update was conducted in May 2019 (DFO 2020). The biological and fishery information for the 4VWX Herring stock forms the basis for establishing harvest levels for the 2019/2020 fishery, as required in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP). A review and update of biological and fishery information for the 4VWX Herring stock are provided in this Science Response.
This Science Response Report results from the Science Response Process of April 23, 2020, on the Stock Status Update of Herring in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Fishing Area 4VWX.
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