Profile updated on 17 November 2020
Atlantic herring in this region are treated as a stock complex with a number of somewhat discrete spawning subunits contained within it. Because these sub units mix at times other than spawning, and because the site fidelity of spawning cannot be determined conclusively, they are treated as an aggregated unit. Within this unit are 4 main sub stocks/management units:
1. SW Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy spawning component
2. Offshore Scotian Shelf banks spawning component
3. Coastal (South Shore, Eastern Shore, and Cape Breton) Nova Scotia spawning component
4. SW New Brunswick migrant juveniles
Of these components, only the SW Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy spawning component is considered in this profile.
Image: "Whitehead, 1985 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 7. Clupeoid fishes of the world (suborder Clupeoidei). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the herrings, sardines, pilchards, sprats, shads, anchovies and wolf-herrings" via FishBase