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Stock Status Update of Atlantic Salmon in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) 19-21 and 23

Regional Peer Review - Maritimes Region

March 8, 2023
Dartmouth, NS

Chairperson: Tara McIntyre


Science advice on the status of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) 19–21 and 23 has been requested by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries Resources Management Directorate. The advice will be used to inform Aboriginal groups, the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and recreational and interested stakeholders of the status of salmon resources in the DFO Maritimes Region in advance of developing harvest agreements and recreational fishing plans for 2023. During Recovery Potential Assessments of Atlantic Salmon Designatable Units (DUs) within the DFO Maritimes Region, stock status and trends were assessed in 2012 for the Southern Upland DU (Bowlby et al. 2013), and in 2013 for the Outer Bay of Fundy DU (Jones et al. 2014) and Eastern Cape Breton DU (Levy et al. 2014).


The objectives of this regional Science Response Process is to assess the status of Atlantic Salmon stocks in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) 19, 20, 21, and 23 up to the end of 2022 using the following indicators:

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