Science Response 2021/040
Stock Status Update of 4VWX Herring for the 2021 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 2021 fishery. The last full assessment of the 4VWX Herring stock was conducted in March 2018 (DFO 2018), and the last update was conducted in May 2020 (DFO 2020). The biological and fishery information for the 4VWX Herring stock forms the basis for establishing harvest levels for the 2021 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 Regional Science Response Process of April 7, 2020, on the Stock Status Update of Herring in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Fishing Area 4VWX.
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