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Science Response 2022/013

Update of stock status indicators for Northern Shrimp, Pandalus borealis, and Striped Shrimp, Pandalus montagui, in the Western and Eastern Assessment Zones, January 2022


Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Resource Management has requested an update on the stock status of the two species of shrimp, Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) and Striped Shrimp (Pandalus montagui), in the Western Assessment Zone (WAZ) and Eastern Assessment Zone (EAZ). The last Zonal Peer Review (ZPR) for the WAZ and EAZ, which fully assessed the stock status, took place in February 2021 (DFO 2021). The full assessments and the updates follow the framework developed in 2007 for Northern Shrimp off Labrador and the northeastern coast of Newfoundland (DFO 2007). The basis of this update is a series of previously reported fishery-independent surveys and fishery data, as well as new survey and catch data from the 2021/22 fishing season.

This Science Response Report results from the Regional Science Response Process (SRP) of January 27, 2022 for the Stock Status Update for Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) and Striped Shrimp (Pandalus montagui) in the Eastern Assessment Zone and Western Assessment Zone, January 2022.

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