Last updated on 9 November 2017
(Fairbairn 1981) found some small independent populations of Witch flounder in the Newfoundland region but no recent studies could be found so the stock structure is considered as unknown (DFO 2016). Different assessment units are therefore assumed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO):
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|
|St. Pierre and Miquelon||NAFO 3Ps||Canada||Bottom trawls|
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FIP remains C. Stage 3 activities currently being reported.
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
|—||Verifiable improvement in policy/management and fishing practices|
Improvements on the Water
|—||Verifiable improvement on the water|
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|—||MSC certificate made public|
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