Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Harp Seal - Northwest Atlantic
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
ICES Advice 2005
Harp Seal - Northwest Atlantic
Fact Sheet Citation  
Harp Seal - Northwest Atlantic
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FAO Names: en - Harp seal, fr - Phoque du Groenland, es - Foca de Groenlandia, ar - فُقمة غرويلاند, zh - 琴海豹, ru - Тюлень гренландский (=лысун)
Geographic extent of Harp Seal - Northwest Atlantic
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Management unit: Yes        Reference year: 2004
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateUncertain/Not assessedUncertain/Not assessed
Abundance levelVirgin or High AbundancePre-exploitation biomass or high abundance
Habitat and Biology
Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m).   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Management unit: Yes
Source of information
“Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on Fishery Management, Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment and Advisory Committee on Ecosystems, 2005” ICES 2005 ICES Click to open
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