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Status of Division 3KL and Subdivision 3Ps Herring

Newfoundland and Labrador, Regional Advisory Meeting

November 30-December 1, 2011
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Meeting Chairperson: Earl Dawe, Aquatic Resources Division, Science Branch, DFO, Newfoundland and Labrador Region


The status of herring in Div. 3KL and Subdivision 3Ps was last assessed during a herring framework meeting in 2009 (refer to SAR 2009/069: Assessment of Newfoundland East and South Coast Herring Stocks to 2009; and Proceedings 2009/025: Regional Advisory Process (RAP) DFO, Newfoundland and Labrador Region Atlantic Herring (Div. 3KL3Ps) Capelin (SuEbarea 2 + 3KL) Proceedings). The current assessment was requested by Fisheries and Aquaculture Management to provide the Minister with detailed advice on the status of these stocks.


A review of any new information available concerning the status of East and South Newfoundland Herring as follows:

The meeting will focus on the general state of herring stocks in Newfoundland and Labrador and identify any conservation issues requiring adjustments to the management plan.

The following topics will be discussed:

Expected Publications

A science advisory report (SAR) will be produced for Div. 3KL and Subdiv. 3Ps herring stocks. A proceedings report will detail the meeting discussions, and an associated research document will be produced.



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