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Maritimes Research Vessel Survey Trends on the Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy

Regional Peer Review - Maritimes Region

December 6, 2023


Chairperson: Melanie Barrett


In the Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Fisheries Management requests an annual assessment of resource status for a variety of groundfish species. DFO conducts full peer-reviewed stock assessments for a number of groundfish stocks on a multi-year assessment schedule; however, in the interim-years, monitoring continues with Science providing annual updates on the status of these stocks. In addition, DFO has conducted an annual Summer Ecosystem Research Vessel (RV) Survey in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization divisions 4VWX and a small portion of 5Y since 1970. Results of these updates and the annual RV Survey are used for discussion with various industry stakeholders on recommendations for management measures, with the results of the RV Survey used to determine which stocks should be reviewed in more detail.


The objectives of this Regional Science Response process are to review the RV Survey Trends. Specifically:

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Participation to CSAS peer review meetings is by invitation only.

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