Regional Framework Discussion on Substructure NAFO

Regional Framework on Atlantic Halibut

Halibut Group

Hannah, Jon and Dom participated in the Regional Framework Discussion on Substructure NAFO 3NOPs4VWX5Zc Atlantic Halibut (Scotian Shelf – Grand Banks) in Dartmouth in early March. They presented an overview of the conventional and satellite tagging work that has been conducted by CFER on the Gulf of St. Lawrence stock. The group also discussed successful tag recovery using the goniometer, and how by using the data from these tags, they are able to model daily movements in regards to depth and temperature changes. CFER's results were of great interest to DFO and NOAA as they are developing similar programs in their respective regions. This activity will bring new collaborations between CFER and these groups.