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Assessment of Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp Stocks

Quebec Region Science Advisory Process

January 26, 2011
Mont-Joli, Qc

Chairperson: Stéphane Plourde


DFO Quebec Science Branch reviews the status of some Gulf of St. Lawrence invertebrates and groundfish stocks in support of management of the fishery. Fisheries and Aquaculture management has requested a scientific advice on the Estuary and Gulf Northern shrimp stock status in 2011.


Provide scientific advice to determine TACs for the Northern shrimp stocks in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in management units 8, 9, 10 and 12 for the 2011 fishing season. This advice shall include:

Expected Publications

CSAS Science Advisory Report on the Estuary and Gulf Northern shrimp.
CSAS Research document
CSAS Proceedings summarizing the discussion.


DFO Science and Fisheries Management
Fishing industry
Provincial representatives
Aboriginal Communities / Organizations


Participation to CSAS peer review meetings is by invitation only.

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