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Assessment of the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab

Quebec Region Science Advisory Process

Mont-Joli, Qc
February 7 to 9, 2011

Chairperson: Denis Chabot


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 Snow Crab stocks status in the Estuary and Northern Gulf in 2011.


Provide scientific advice to determine TACs for the snow crab stocks in the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence: management units 13 to 17, 12A, 12B and 12C for the 2011 fishing season. The advice shall include:

Expected Publications

CSAS Science Advisory Report on snow crab of the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
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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