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Stock Status Update of Scallop in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 29 West of 65°30’

Regional Science Response Process – Maritimes Region

March 23, 2022
Virtual Meeting

Chairperson: Rabindra Singh


The Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 29 west of longitude 65°30’ has taken place since 2001. The Full Bay Scallop fleet was the sole participant in 2001. Starting in 2002, the total allowable catch (TAC) was shared between the Full Bay fleet and a limited number of inshore East of Baccaro licence holders who are eligible to fish in SFA 29 West. As of 2010, the TAC and landings are reported as totals by subarea for both fleets combined. The last full stock assessment of the fishery was completed in March 2015 (DFO 2015).  The last stock status update was completed in 2020 (DFO 2021).

In support of the Scallop fishery for SFA 29 west of longitude 65°30’, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Maritimes Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch has asked Science Branch for an assessment of resource status and the consequences of various harvest levels for the coming fishing season.


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