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Northwest Atlantic Bottom trawl northern prawn fishery - Nose of the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2009
Northwest Atlantic Bottom trawl northern prawn fishery - Nose of the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
Fact Sheet Citation  
Bottom trawl fishery northern shrimp - Nose of the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
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Overview: The high seas shrimp fishing grounds are distributed around the Flemish Cap in NAFO Division 3M and on the slopes of the Grand Banks, mainly in Division 3L. The main part of the shrimp stock (between 75 and 80 percent) is exploited by Canadian vessels within the EEZ (Orr et al., 2005).

Location of Northwest Atlantic Bottom trawl northern prawn fishery - Nose of the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
 

Geographic reference:  Northwest Atlantic
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Bottom trawls  
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Fishery Area: Atlantic, Northwest / 21.3.L; Atlantic, Northwest / 21.3.M; Canada


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Northern prawn
Associated Species: Atlantic redfishes nei; Greenland halibut; Rays and skates nei …  
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Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trawlers
Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of vessels
Production: Catch

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area
Depth zone: Shelf - Deepshelf (100 m - 200 m); Slope (200 m - 1000 m).  

Geo References
Vessel Type
Trawlers
Some of the larger vessels tow two trawls simultaneously.


Flag State
Canada
Greenland
Estonia
Denmark
Faroe Islands
United States of America
Cuba
Russian Federation
France
Portugal
Japan
Fishing Gear
Bottom trawls
Bottom shrimp trawls
Gear requirements to reduce bycatch include a minimum mesh size of 40 mm and the use of sorting grids.
Trip Duration
5100 (2004), 3558 (2005), 1776 (2006)
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 33vessels2004
Number of vessels 26-27vessels2005
Number of vessels 19-26vessels2006
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 49772tonnes2004
Catch 32331tonnes2005
Catch 22135tonnes2006
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Area of Competence: NAFO area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Department of Fisheries and Oceans 
Area under national jurisdiction: Canada
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Source of Information
 
Bensch, A.; Gianni, M.; Gréboval, D.; Sanders, J.S.; Hjort, A. - Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 522, Rev.1. Rome, FAO. 2009. 145p.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1116e/i1116e00.htm
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