Profile updated on 28 October 2016
Mach et al. (2011) found some regional differentiation correspondent to biogeographic provinces contrarily to previous assumptions of homogeneity (Johnson, 1975; Conover, 1998). Clark et al. (2010) also found differences in otolith chemistry. Stock structure of Atlantic silverside is not totally understood. Thus the Prince Edward Island where the unique Canadian fishery takes place is considered as a unit for assessment and management purposes (DFO, 1996; DFO, 1997; DFO, 2010).
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.
Last updated on 4 January 2019
No related FIPs
No related MSC certifications
Clarke, L. M., Thorrold, S. R., Conover, D. O. 2010. Population differences in otolith chemistry have a genetic basis in Menidia menidia, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68(1):105-114 http://www.researchgate.net/publication/233503781_Population_differences_in_otolith_chemistry_have_a_genetic_basis_in_Menidia_menidia
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), 1996. Silversides of Prince Edward Island (Menidia menidia), DFO Atlantic Fisheries, Stock Status Report 96/11E, 3pp. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/status/1996/SSR_1996_011_e.pdf
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), 1997. Prince Edward Island Eels, Gaspereau, Silversides and Smelts. Stock Status Report D3-18, 5pp. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/Csas/status/1997/D3-18e.pdf
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), 2010. Opportunity for Atlantic silverside and Atlantic saury fisheries in the Nova Scotia portion of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2009/081, 14pp. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/340387.pdf
Mach, M. E., Sbrocco, E. J., Hice, L. A., Duffy, T. A., Conover, D. O., Barber, P. H. 2011. Regional differentiation and post-glacial expansion of the Atlantic silverside, Menidia menidia, an annual fish with high dispersal potential. Marine Biology, 158(3), 515–530. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-010-1577-3