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Stock Advice

The NAFO Scientific Advice is generated through a joint effort by NAFO Members and makes use of different data sampling programs carried out by Members states. Additionally, available statistics on the resources and their environment are also used when producing the advice. 

Summary Sheets

  • NAFO Stocks
  • Coastal Stocks

The stocks managed by NAFO are those that occur in the Regulatory Area and straddling the EEZs of the Coastal States. Assessment frequencies within a full assessment and interim monitoring schedule, as agreed in September 2006. Advice by the Fisheries Commission and Coastal State is requested annually, bi-annually or tri-annually.

+ is full assessment year

i is interim monitor

- no assessment undertaken or currently planned

Detailed assessment information can be found in the Scientific Council Reports and SCR and SCS Documents.

These include (click on to view advice)
Stock
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 2016 2017
Stocks on the Flemish Cap
Cod in Div. 3M
i +
Redfish in Div. 3M i
i
i +
American plaice in Div. 3M
i
i
i i +
Stocks on the Grand Bank
Cod in Div. 3NO i i
i
i i
Redfish in Div. 3LN i i
i + +
American plaice in Div. 3LNO i
i i
Yellowtail flounder in Div. 3LNO i
i
i i
Witch flounder in Div. 3NO
i
i
i +
Capelin in Div. 3NO i
i
i i
Redfish in Div. 3O i i
i
i i
Thorny skate in Div. 3LNOPs i
i
i i
White hake in Div. 3NOPs i
i
i +
Widely Distributed Stocks
Witch flounder in Div. 2J+3KL i i
i
i i
Greenland halibut in SA2 and Div. 3KLMNO
*
*
*
*
* * *
Squid Illex in Subareas 3 and 4
i
i
i
i i
Shrimp Stocks
Northern Shrimp in Div. 3M
**
i +
Northern Shrimp in Div. 3LNO
**
+ +

* The Fisheries Commission adopted in 2010 an MSE approach to Greenland halibut stock in Subarea 2 + Division 3KLMNO (FC Doc. 10/12). This approach considers a survey based harvest control rule (HCR) to set a TAC for this stock on an annual basis for the next four year period.

** Schedule of Assesment changed. Advice for 2013 was provided in September 2012.

In addition the stocks managed by Fisheries Commission in concurrence with Coastal States there are stocks that occur only in the EEZ of the coastal countries. Advice for these stocks is requested by Coastal States. (click on  to view advice) (i = interim monitoring report). Detailed assessment information can be found in the Scientific Council Reports and SCR and SCS Documents.

+ is full assessment year

i is interim monitor

- no assessment undertaken or currently planned

by Canada and Greenland:
Stock
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 2016
Greenland halibut in SA 0+ Div. 1A offshore + 
Div. 1B-1F
Northern Shrimp in SA 0+1
+
by Denmark (Greenland):
Stock
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 2016
Greenland halibut in Div. 1A inshore i i
i
Northern Shrimp in Denmark Strait
+
+ +
Redfish in SA 1 i i
i i
Other finfish in SA 1* ** **
**
** **
Wolffish in SA1 **   i i i i
American plaice in SA 1**   i i i i
Roundnose grenadier in SA 0+1 i i i i

* Other finfish in Subarea 1 consists of Greenland cod, American plaice, wolffishes, thorny skate, lumpsucker, Atlantic halibut, and sharks
** Since 2012 requests have been by species and only for Wolffish and American plaice.

As well Scientific Council offers its advice on its own accord for roughhead grenadier in Subarea 2 and 3:
Stock
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 2016
Roughhead grenadier in SA 2+3 i i
i
i

Special Requests

2014 - Special Requests from Fisheries Commission

31 August 2014

2014 - Special Requests from Fisheries Commission

In addition to single stock assessment each year various special requests for information are made by the Fisheries Commission to the Scientific Council.

In addition to single stock assessment each year various special requests for information are made by the Fisheries Commission to the Scientific Council (see SCS Doc. 14/01). The reference to the Fisheries Commission Request and the summary response are presented below and the detailed responses can be accessed by clicking on the Full Response (). Complete information can be found in the Scientific Council Reports and SCR and SCS Documents.

2013 - Special Requests from Fisheries Commission

31 August 2013

2013 - Special Requests from Fisheries Commission

In addition to single stock assessment each year various special requests for information are made by the Fisheries Commission to the Scientific Council.

In addition to single stock assessment each year various special requests for information are made by the Fisheries Commission to the Scientific Council (see SCS Doc. 13/01). The reference to the Fisheries Commission Request and the summary response are presented below and the detailed responses can be accessed by clicking on the Full Response (). Complete information can be found in the Scientific Council Reports and SCR and SCS Documents.

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