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Assessment of Atlantic halibut (4RST)

Quebec Region Science Advisory Process

Mont-Joli, QC
February 16, 2011

Chairperson: Bernard Sainte-Marie¹


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 Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in 2011.


Provide scientific advice on the management of the Atlantic halibut stock status in NAFO Divisions 4RST for the 2011 and 2012 fishing season. This advice shall include:

Expected Publications

CSAS Science Advisory Report on Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST).
CSAS Proceedings summarizing the discussion.


DFO Science and Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
Fishing Industry
Provincial representatives

¹Updated January 13, 2011
²Updated February 2, 2011


Participation to CSAS peer review meetings is by invitation only.

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