Last updated on 27 February 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic halibut


ANALYSIS

No related analysis

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6

Stock Health:

Current
Health:

≥ 6

Future Health:

≥ 6


FIPS

No related FIPs

CERTIFICATIONS

No related MSC fisheries

Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
Gulf of St. Lawrence Gulf of St. Lawrence Canada Bottom trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

1.STOCK STATUS

2.MANAGEMENT QUALITY

3.ENVIRONMENT AND BIODIVERSITY

FishSource Scores

Last updated on 21 January 2017

MANAGEMENT QUALITY

As calculated for 2011 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

There are short-term management goals in place for the stock but a long-term management plan based on a precautionary harvest control rule is missing. Biomass and fishing mortality reference points are also not in place.

As calculated for 2011 data.

The score is < 6.

With the high TAC overshoot in recent years scientists have advised TAC not to be increased; however, managers have increase TAC by 26% in 2010.

As calculated for 2011 data.

The score is < 6.

Catches have intermitently surpassed the TAC since 2003. For 2009, the most recent year with final figures, catches (622t) surpassed TAC (475t) by more than 30%.

STOCK HEALTH:

As calculated for 2011 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

Survey abundance and biomass indices have increased since year 2000 and are currently among highest of the series. However, biomass estimates from structured assessment models are missing and no reference points are in place.

As calculated for 2011 data.

The score is ≥ 6.

There are reports of fishing effort drops (long line) in recent years but the fact that managers have increased TAC in contradiction to scientific advice undermines the future health of the stock. Nonetheless, in absence of adequate reference points harvest levels are uncertain.

No data available for biomass
No data available for biomass
No data available for catch and tac
No data available for catch and tac
No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for fishing mortality
No data available for recruitment
No data available for recruitment
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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

No related FIPs

Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

No related MSC certifications

Sources

References

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