Based on multiyear tagging and genetic studies, there are 5 major stocks in British Columbia which are assessed and managed separately: Haida Gwaii (HG), Prince Rupert District (PRD), Central Coast (CC), Strait of Georgia (SOG) and West Coast of Vancouver Island (WCVI) (DFO, 2015).
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.
No related FIPs
No related MSC certifications
DFO, 2015. Stock assessment and management advice for British Columbia Pacific Herring: 2014 status and 2015 forecast. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2014/060, 18pp. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/SAR-AS/2014/2014_003-eng.pdf