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FRÉCHET, A., B. BERNIER, 2011. Assessment of the Greenland Halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/013, 13 p .

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BOURDAGES, H., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l'évaluation de la lompe du golfe du Saint-Laurent (3Pn, 4RST), 14 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of Lumpfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn, 4RST), February 14, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/009, 16 p .

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SAINTE-MARIE, B., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l’évaluation du stock de flétan atlantique du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 16 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the Gulf of St.Lawrence (4RST) Atlantic Halibut Stock, February 16, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/008, 19 p .

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PLOURDE, S., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur lévaluation des stocks de crevette de l’estuaire et du golfe du Saint-Laurent, 26 janvier 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the assessment of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence shrimp stocks, January 26, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/004, 21 p .

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DUPLISEA, D., D. POWER, 2011. Recovery potential assessment of redfish (Sebastes fasciatus and S. mentella) in the northwest Atlantic. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/044, 18 p .

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FRÉCHET, A., B. HEALEY, 2011. Recovery potential assessment for Laurentian North designatable units (3Pn, 4RS and 3Ps) of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/026, 27 p .

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CASTONGUAY, M., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l'évaluation du stock de capelan du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 17 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) Capelin Stock, February 17, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/016, 20 p .

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BOUVIER, L., 2011. Recovery potential assessment of Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) in Canada. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/020, 21 p .

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STENSON, G.B., M.O. HAMMILL, 2011. Current status of Northwest Atlantic Harp Seals, (Pagophilus groenlandicus). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/050, 16 p .

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ARCHAMBAULT, D., 2011. Stock assessment of Atlantic Halibut of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (NAFO Division 4RST) for 2009 and 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/012, 20 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2011. Assessment of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence (divisions 4RST) capelin stock in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/008, 17 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2011. Assessment of the Quebec North Shore (divisions 4S) herring stocks in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/007, 16 p .

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SAVARD, L., 2011. Assessment of shrimp stocks in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/006, 12 p .

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FRÉCHET, A., 2011. Assessment of lumpfish in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn, 4RST) in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/005, 11 p .

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MORIN, R., J. GAUTHIER, M. FOWLER, 2011. Recovery Potential Assessment of the Maritime Designatable Unit of American Plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2005/043, 30 p .

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BRULOTTE, S., 2011. Assessment of Softshell Clam stocks in Quebec's coastal waters in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/022, 17 p .

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DFO, 2011. Adding a breakwater to the pilot wharf at Les Escoumins, Quebec : potential impacts on marine mammals. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2011/007, 11 p .

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SAVARD, L., 2011. Reference points consistent with the precautionary approach for northern shrimp in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/062, 9 p .

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LAMBERT, J., 2011. Assessment of the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (areas 13 to 17, 12A, 12B, 12C and 16A) Snow Crab stocks in 2010. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2011/038, 25 p .

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DFO, 2011. Reconstruction of the Tadoussac and Baie-Ste-Catherine, Quebec, landing docks : impacts on marine mammals. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2011/009, 13 p .

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CASTONGUAY, M., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Atelier régional sur la révision des poids, à l’âge en début d’année, de la morue utilisés dans le calcul de la biomasse du stock reproducteur (BSR), 15 octobre 2010, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Québec ; Regional Workshop on Review of the Beginning of the Year Weight-at-Age of Cod Used in Calculating the Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB), October 15, 2010, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Quebec. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/006, 11 p .

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DFO, 2011. Identification of Atlantic surfclam fishing areas off Grosse-Île (Magdalen Islands, Quebec) to avoid impacting lobster habitat. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2011/006, 50 p .

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DIONNE, S., J.A. GAGNÉ, D. GILBERT, C. ROULEAU, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l’examen du plan de suivi écologique de la zone de protection marine Estuaire du Saint-Laurent, 3-5 Mai 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Review of the St. Lawrence Estuary Marine Protected Area Ecological Monitoring Plan, Mai 3-5, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Qc. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/037, 18 p .

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GAGNÉ, J.A., 2011. Zonal Science Advisory Process on the 13th Annual meeting of the Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program (AZMP), March 22 - 24, 2011, InterContinental Hotel Montreal, Quebec ; Processus consultatif scientifique zonal portant sur la 13e réunion annuelle du Programme de Monitorage de la Zone Atlantique (PMZA), du 22 au 24 mars 2011 Hôtel InterContinental, Montréal, Québec. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings series, ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus, 2011/036, 48 p .

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ARCHAMBAULT, D., C. CYR, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional portant sur l’évaluation de la pêche au concombre de mer dans l’estuaire et le nord du golfe du Saint-Laurent, 5 mai 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the assessment of the sea cucumber fishery in the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, May 5, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Qc. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/019, 17 p .

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CHABOT, D., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l'évaluation des stocks de crabe des neiges de l'estuaire et du nord du golfe du Saint-Laurent, 7 au 9 et 17 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Stocks, February 7 to 9 and 17, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/018, 29 p .

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CYR, C., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Compte rendu de la réunion du Processus consultatif scientifique de la région du Québec portant sur l'évaluation des stocks de hareng de 4S, 18 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Proceedings of the Quebec Region Science Advisory Process on the assessment of 4S herring stocks, February 18, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Qc. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/002, 16 p .

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GOSSELIN, S., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional sur l’évaluation du stock de flétan du Groenland du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 15 février 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) Greenland halibut Stock, February 15, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/017, 18 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Compte rendu de la réunion du Processus consultatif scientifique de la région du Québec portant sur l’évaluation des stocks de mye commune des eaux côtières du Québec, 25 janvier 2011, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Proceedings of the Quebec Region Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the Quebec’s inshore waters softshell clam, January 25, 2011, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Qc. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/001, 12 p .

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CYR, C., S. DUBÉ, 2011. Processus consultatif scientifique régional portant l'examen des résultats préliminaires du relevé multidisciplinaire de poissons de fond et de crevette d'août 2010 dans l'estuaire et le nord du golfe du Saint-Laurent, 13 octobre 2010, Mont-Joli, Québec ; Regional Science Advisory Process on the review of the preliminary results from the groundfish and shrimp multidisciplinary survey in August 2010 in the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence October 13, 2010, Mont-Joli, Quebec. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2011/026, 13 p .

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DFO, 2011. Labrador - Newfoundland island transmission link project : review of the grounfish, pelagic fish, shrimp and snow crab section from the EA report. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2011/010, 6 p .

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BRULOTTE, S., 2010. Assessment of Atlantic Surfclam in the coastal waters of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/016, 11 p .

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BERNIER, B., 2010. Assessment of the Greenland Halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/028, 14 p .

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CYR, C., S. DUBÉ, 2010. Évaluation des stocks de mactre de l'Atlantique des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 27 janvier 2010, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Stock assessments on Atlantic surf clam from Magdalen Islands, January 27, 2010, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Qc. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/001, 13 p .

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GOSSELIN, S., S. DUBÉ, 2010. Évaluation des stocks de flétan du Groenland du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 22 février 2010, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on Greenland Halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) February 22, 2010 Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/005, 18 p .

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GOSSELIN, S., F. GRÉGOIRE, 2010. Évaluation de la pêche sportive hivernale dans le fjord du Saguenay en 2004, 14 décembre 2004, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Assessment of ice sportfishing season in the Saguenay River in 2004, December 14, 2004, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/048, 19 p .

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FRÉCHET, A., 2010. Assessment of the cod stock in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn,4RS) in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/011, 13 p .

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GENDRON, L., 2010. Rock crab of the coastal waters of Quebec in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/010, 14 p .

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SAVARD, L., 2010. Assessment of shrimp stocks in the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/008, 11 p .

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GILBERT, D., J. CHRISTIAN, 2010. Ocean fertilization : mitigating environmental impacts of future scientific research. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/012, 14 p .

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CHABOT, D., DUBÉ, S, 2010. Évaluation des stocks de pétoncle des eaux côtières du Québec, 26 janvier 2010, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on scallop in the Quebec's inshore waters, January 26, 2010, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/004, 16 p .

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LAMBERT, J., 2010. Assessment of the estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (areas 13 to 17, 12A, 12B, 12C and 16A) Snow Crab stocks in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/029, 28 p .

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CYR, C., 2010. Recovery potential assessment for spring cisco (Coregonus sp.). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/009, 9 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., I.H. McQuinn, 2010. Points de référence et cadre stratégique de la pêche du hareng (Clupea harengus harengus) de la côte ouest de Terre-Neuve (Division 4R de l’OPANO); Reference points and harvest strategy framework for the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus harengus) fishery of the west coast of Newfoundland (NAFO Division 4R). MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Document de recherche ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document, 2010/099, 37 p .

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In compliance with the Precautionary Approach, limit reference points (LRP) and upper reference points (URP) have been established for the two herring (Clupea harengus harengus) spawning stocks of the west coast of Newfoundland (NAFO Division 4R). The application of a harvest strategy framework for a fishery also requires calculating limit exploitation rates. The objective of this study was to calculate the exploitation rates of the two herring spawning stocks off the west coast of Newfoundland from the results of the most recent analytical assessments. For the spring spawning stock, Fmed (0.03) and F0.1 (0.16) were proposed as limit exploitation rates, and Fhigh (0.19) and F0.1 (0.22) for the fall spawning stock. The harvest strategy frameworks established for these two stocks are characterized by a narrow cautious zone. To increase the biomass range of this zone, it was suggested that the upper reference points should be higher than their current values. Thus, corrective management measures could be applied more rapidly in order to reduce the risks that these stocks end up in the critical zone of their harvest strategy frameworks. The two harvest strategy frameworks defined in this study could be updated following the return of the acoustic survey and analytical assessments

CASTONGUAY, M, S. DUBÉ, 2010. Compte rendu de la réunion du Processus consultatif scientifique de la région du Québec portant l’évaluation des stocks de hareng de la côte ouest de Terre-Neuve (4R);Proceedings of the Quebec Region Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of the West coast of Newfoundland herring (4R) Stocks. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/022, 21 p .

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GAUTHIER, J., M. CASTONGUAY, D. POWER, K. DWYER, 2010. Assessment of redfish stocks (Sebastes fasciatus and S. mentella) in Units 1 and 2 in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/037, 20 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2010. Assessment of the west coast of Newfoundland (Division 4R) herring stocks in 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/032, 11 p .

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GALBRAITH, P.S., R.G. PETTIPAS, J. CHASSÉ, D. GILBERT, P. LAROUCHE, B. PETTIGREW, A. GOSSELIN, L. DEVINE, C. LAFLEUR, 2010. Physical Oceanographic Conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2009 Conditions d’océanographie physique dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent en 2009. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Document de recherche, 2010/035, 77 p .

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An overview of physical oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2009 is presented. Air temperatures were close to normal when averaged from January to March. Air temperatures were in general either normal or above normal for the remainder of the year. The monthly averaged freshwater runoff measured at Québec City was normal overall in 2009 but consisted of aboveaverage runoff in July compensated later by lower runoff in the fall. Near-surface water temperatures in the Gulf were above normal in all regions except the Northwest Gulf and the Estuary in June and in every region in August. Maximum sea-ice volume within the Gulf and on the Scotian Shelf was 65 km³, a value that is below normal using updated ice volume estimates for 1971-2000. The duration of the 2008-09 ice season was longer than normal in the Estuary, normal in the central Gulf and Cabot Strait, and shorter elsewhere. This was mostly associated with the variability of the first occurrence of ice. Winter inflow of cold and saline water from the Labrador Shelf occupied the Mécatina Trough over the entire column in winter 2009. The spread of the intrusion was confined a bit closer to the coast compared to 2008 conditions, leading to an overall smaller volume of 1270 km³, which is similar to the 2002 observations. The winter cold mixed layer volume in the Gulf, excluding the Estuary, was 14 000 km³, a value higher than the 1996–2009 average by 0.7 SD. This cold-water volume corresponded to 42% of the total water volume of the Gulf. The cold intermediate layer (CIL) index for summer 2009 was -0.42°C, which is similar to observations in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007. This is an increase of 0.32°C since 2008. On the Magdalen Shallows, almost none of the bottom area was covered by water with temperatures < 0°C in September 2009, similar to conditions in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Regional patterns of the August and September CIL show that the layers for T < 1°C and < 0°C were much thinner in most parts of the Gulf in 2009 than in 2008 and had a generally higher core temperature everywhere. In the northern Gulf, the area covered by low temperature water (< 1°C) decreased in 2009 relative to 2008 conditions. Temperatures in March 2009 were characterized by a very thick cold layer, including a thick intrusion of Gulf CIL waters into the Estuary. By June 2009, CIL temperatures returned to normal with a warming trend that continued into August, especially on the Magdalen Shallows. By October–November, CIL conditions were normal in most regions except the estuary and Northwest Gulf, where the CIL and the surface mixed layer were anomalously deep. Overall, temperature and salinity were generally normal from 150 m to 200 m, and slightly lower than normal at 250 and 300 m. Temperature and salinity at 300 m decreased for a third consecutive year, from 2008 to 2009. The lower-than-normal Gulf-wide water temperatures at 300 m were composed of normal waters in the Estuary and northwest and colder waters in the centre and coming into the Gulf at Cabot Strait. This cold anomaly has propagated inward in the last few years and is expected to continue toward the Estuary during the next few years.

CYR, C., H. BOUCHARD, S. DUBÉ, 2010. Compte rendu de la réunion du processus consultatif scientifique de la région du Québec portant sur l’évaluation de la qualité de l’habitat et de son utilisation par le chevalier cuivré - partie 2 ; Proceedings of the Quebec Region Science Advisory Process on the Assessment of Habitat Quality and Habitat Use by Copper Redhorse – part 2. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/048, 20 p .

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CHABOT, D., C. CYR, S. BRULOTTE, 2010. Compte rendu de la réunion du processus consultatif scientifique de la région du Québec portant sur l’examen du plan de suivi écologique de la ZPM Manicouagan. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2010/044, 20 p .

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DUFOUR, R., H. BENOIT, M. CASTONGUAY, J. CHASSÉ, L. DEVINE, P. GALBRAITH, M. HARVEY, P. LAROUCHE, S. LESSARD, B. PETRIE, L. SAVARD, C. SAVENKOFF, L. ST-AMAND, M. STARR, 2010. Ecosystem status and trends report: Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence ecozone. Rapport sur l’état et les tendances des écosystèmes : écozone de l’estuaire et du golfe du Saint Laurent. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Document de recherche; 2010/030, 193 p .

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This document was produced under the umbrella of the national ecosystem status and trends report program and deal with the estuary and gulf of St.Lawrence ecozone. It is structured around the status and trends of some important marine species and physico-chemical variables of the ecosystem. The national ecosystem status and trends report will support prioruty-setting for a national biodiversity agenda and will integrate national and provincial exosystem-bases information. It will report on many large terrestrial and marine ecozones.

DUFOUR, R., H. BENOIT, M. CASTONGUAY, J. CHASSÉ, L. DEVINE, P. GALBRAITH, M. HARVEY, P. LAROUCHE, S. LESSARD, B. PETRIE, L. SAVARD, C. SAVENKOFF, L. ST-AMAND, M. STARR, 2010. 2010 Canadian marine ecosystem status and trends report. Advis. Sec. Sci. Advis. Rep. 2010/030(Revised), 38 p .

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GASCON, D., SONIA DUBÉ, 2010. Compte rendu du processus de consultation scientifique zonal sur le sébaste des unités 1 et 2, 25 et 26 février 2010, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Proceedings of the zonal advisory process for Redfish in Units 1 & 2, February 25th and 26th, 2010, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des compte rendus 2010/018, 28 p .

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DUTIL, J. -D., S. PROULX, S. HURTUBISE, J. GAUTHIER, 2010. Recent findingl on the life history and catches of wolffish (Anarhichas sp.) in research surveys and in the Sentinel Fisheries and Observer Program for the Estuary and Gulf of St-Lawrence Nouvelles données sur la biologie et les captures de loups (Anarhichas sp.)dans les relevés de recherche, et dans les Pêches sentinelles et le Programme des observateurs pour l’estuaire et le golfe du Saint-Laurent. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2010/126, 81 p .

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The three species of wolffish that inhabit the eastern Canadian Coast are considered as being at risk. Two species are listed as threatened (Anarhichas denticulatus, Anarhichas minor) whereas the third species (Anarhichas lupus) is listed as being of special concern. Since 2000 and 2001 when the status of those species was first assessed, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has taken steps to facilitate their recovery. From a research and monitoring perspective, concrete actions included collecting more data and better data on which to base conservation measures in the future, as well as supporting research on life history, distribution and habitat associations of all three species. The present report reviews recent projects and publications on wolffish based on material collected in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence and addressing the following topics: fish species assemblages to which wolffish are associated, use of shelters by juvenile spotted wolffish, diving and towed camera surveys, metabolism, growth and reproductive biology, including new tools for fish identification and critical reviews of fish identifications on research surveys. Catch and effort data were aggregated using a grid made up of 100 km2 square cells. The probability of catching wolffish of a given species in a set and within a cell (relative occurrence) was calculated as the ratio of the number of sets in which a species was recorded and the total number of sets made. This method allows the mapping of catch and effort for numerous time series based on data from different programs in both the whole study area (research surveys and Sentinel Fisheries using bottom trawls and a random stratified design) or in specific areas within the Gulf. The method also allows an estimate of surface areas occupied by each species and lends itself to matching area of occupancy and characteristics of the habitat. The data suggest no temporal trend in abundance. Wolffish represent a small biomass compared to other demersal species, with northern wolffish being very rare. The west coast of Newfoundland appears to be a hot spot for the distribution of spotted and striped wolffish in the Gulf.

BOURDAGE, H., P. GOUDREAU, 2010. Évaluation des stocks de pétoncles des eaux côtières du Québec en 2009 : données de la pêche commerciale ; Stock assessment on scallops of the inshore waters of Quebec in 2009: commercial fishery data. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Document de recherche ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document, 2010/068, viii + 69 p .

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This document presents the commercial fishery index used for the Quebec inshore waters scallops stocks assessment following the 2007-2009 fishing seasons. This review process was held on January 26, 2010 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the scallop stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. This ocument presents methodologies and data used during the review of the fishery statistics and commercial catches sampling

DFO, 2009. Potential impact of accidental captures by commercial and recreational fisheries on the survival and recovery of the striped bass (Morone saxatilis) population in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2009/018, 25 p .

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MAGUIRE, J.-J., S. DUBE, 2009. Évaluation des stocks de crabe des neiges de l'estuaire et du nord du golfe du Saint-Laurent, 2 au 4 février 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on snow crab in the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, February 2 to 4, 2009, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/016, 29 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on Snow Crab in the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence following the 2008 fishing season. This review process was held on February 2 to 4, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered about sixty participants from sciences to management to industry. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the Snow Crab commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relates the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review

GENDRON, L., SONIA DUBÉ, 2009. Évaluation des stocks de mactre de Stimpson des eaux côtières du Québec, 30 janvier 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on Stimpson's surfclam in the Quebec's inshore waters, January 30, 2009, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/010, 14 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on Stimpson’s surfclam stocks in Quebec’s inshore waters following the 2006 to 2008 fishing season. This review process was held on January 30, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered fiftheen participants from sciences. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the Stimpson’s surfclam stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relates the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review

LAMBERT, J., S. DUBÉ, 2009. Évaluation des stocks de buccin des eaux côtiêres du Québec, 3 mars 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on whelk in the Quebec's inshore waters. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/011, 20 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on whelk stocks in Quebec’s inshore waters following the 2006 to 2008 fishing season. This review process was held on March 3, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered more than twenty participants from sciences to management to industry. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the whelk stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relates the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review

GRÉGOIRE, F., S. DUBÉ, 2009. Évaluation du stock de flétan atlantique du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 18 février 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessment on Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST), February 18, 2009, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/012, 24 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on the Atlantic halibut stock of the Gulf of St-Lawrence following the 2008-fishing season. This review process was held on February 18, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered more than thirty participants from sciences to management to industry. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the Atlantic halibut stock commercially exploited in the Estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relates the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review

FRÉCHET, A., S. DUBÉ, 2009. Évaluation des stocks de homard des eaux côtières du Québec en 2008, 5 et 6 février 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Lobster stock assessment in Quebec coastal waters in 2008, February 5th and 6th, 2009, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/014, 25 p .

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This document contains the proceedings from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on Lobster in Quebec coastal waters following the 2006, 2007 and 2008 fishing seasons. This review process was held on February 5th and 6th, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered more than twenty participants from Sciences. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of lobster stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review

BOURASSA, L., S. BRULOTTE, 2009. Compte rendu de l'atelier sur les indicateurs de l'état des stocks de mye (Mya arenaria), 26 octobre 2004, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, Mont-Joli, Qc ; Proceedings of the workshop on indicators of stock status of soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria). MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/057, 14 p .

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GOSSELIN, S., 2009. Évaluation de la pêche sportive hivernale dans le fjord du Saguenay en 2008 et 2009, 7 octobre 2009, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Assessment of ice sportfishing season in the Saguenay River in 2008 and 2009, October 7, 2009, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/052, 10 p .

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This document contains the proceedings of the meeting on fisheries in the Saguenay River in the process of regional stock assessment of the Quebec region following the 2008 and 2009 fishing seasons. This review took place October 7, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, in Mont-Joli. Because of methodological problems raised by the Assembly during the presentation of results, the meeting was adjourned to review certain analyses. Unfortunately, because of the unavailability of the person in charge of analysis and short notice for consultation and produce the fishing plan, the meeting could not be completed in the time available. Examination of the data presented so far indicated that the stock situation does not seem to have evolved significantly since the last assessment. Therefore, fisheries management has decided, after consultation, to extend existing management measures for the next season and conduct the entire assessment over in the fall of 2010.

CYR, C., S. DUBÉ, 2009. Consultation scientifique régionale sur l'évaluation du potentiel de rétablissement du cisco de printemps. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/056, 15 p .

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HAMMILL, M., D. BOWEN, 2009. Science advice on harvesting of Northwest Atlantic grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) on Hay Island. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/067, 8 p .

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BOURDAGES, H., 2009. Évaluation des stocks de crevette du golfe et de l’estuaire du Saint-Laurent, 27 et 28 janvier 2009 Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on Northern Shrimp in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, January 27th and 28th, 2009 Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/013, 22 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on Northern shrimp in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence following the 2008 fishing season. This review process was held on January 27th and 28th, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered more than forty participants from sciences to management to industry. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the Northern shrimp stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relates the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

G.B. STENSON, M. HAMMILL, 2009. Current status of Northwest Atlantic harp seals, Pagophilus groenlandicus. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/074, 15 p .

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LESAGE, V., 2009. Advice relevant to the identification of critical habitat for St. Lawrence Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/070, 8 p .

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HAMMILL, M., V. LESAGE, J.-F. GOSSELIN, 2009. Stock assessment of Northern Quebec (Nunavik) Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/076, 7 p .

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GOSSELIN, S., S. DUBÉ, 2009. Évaluation des stocks de flétan du Groenland du golfe du Saint-Laurent (4RST), 19 février 2009 Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock assessments on Greenland Halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) February 19, 2009 Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/015, 21 p .

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This document contains the proceeding from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on Greenland halibut in the Gulf of St-Lawrence following the 2008 fishing season. This review process was held on February 19, 2009 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. This meeting gathered about forty participants from sciences to management to industry. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the status of the Greenland halibut stocks commercially exploited in the Quebec Region. Therefore, this proceeding contains the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

GALBRAITH, P.S., 2009. State of the ocean 2008 : physical oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/019, 19 p .

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DUFOUR, R., M. GILBERT, M. LANTEIGNE, N. TEMPLEMAN, 2009. Conservation objectives for the ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSA) of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/049, 10 p .

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GENDRON, L., 2009. Assessment of the lobster populations of the North Shore (LFAs 15, 16 and 18) and Anticosti Island (LFA 17) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/047, 11 p .

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BRULOTTE, S., 2009. Assessment of Quebec coastal waters whelk stocks in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/028, 10 p .

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BOUCHARD, H., C. CYR, M.-J. AUCLAIR, 2009. Utilisation de l’habitat par le chevalier cuivré et quantification de la qualité de l’habitat – partie 1, du 17 au 18 mars 2009, Hôtel Gouverneur, Île Charron, Montréal, Québec ; Habitat Use of Copper Redhorse and quantifying habitat quality – part 1 March 17-18, 2009, Ile Charron, Hotel Gouverneur, Montreal, Quebec. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2009/030, 26 p .

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Scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and from the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec (MRNF) and the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) met on March 17th and 18th, 2009 to review the available information on the copper redhorse habitat. The meeting’s objective was to assess the copper redhorse habitat use and to determine the quality of this habitat. A second workshop will take place in the winter of 2010 to complete the work. The scientific information presented during the meetings will help in drafting the science advice for identifying this species' critical habitat henceforth listed as an endangered species in the Species at Risk Act (SARA). A summary of the different federal laws and guidelines that regulate the identification and protection of the copper redhorse critical habitat was first presented to the participants. The MRNF then presented more technical presentations on the principal characteristics of the copper redhorse: distribution, abundance, status and biology. Information updates were provided concerning the copper redhorse habitat used at various stages of development and thus certain characteristics or important sites were identified in order to protect the habitat. The two known spawning grounds (Chambly Rapids Archipelago and the area downstream from the St. Ours dam) on the Richelieu River should be protected as well as the feeding and rearing areas located in the river corridor between Montreal and Sorel. The importance of maintaining a free passage between the St. Lawrence and the spawning sites in the Richelieu River was also mentioned. The grass beds along the shore in shallow water areas, in particular the left shore of the Richelieu River and around the Jeannotte and Aux Cerfs Islands in the Richelieu River, were identified as key copper redhorse nursery areas (rearing, feeding, shelter). On the other hand, it was mentioned that knowledge on immature copper redhorse was very fragmentary, limited to historical captures throughout the species’ distribution range. Modelling results from the adult copper redhorse occurrence site characteristics provided a first look at the species’ potential habitat. Additional analyses will be conducted over the next few months and will be presented at a future workshop. Finally, it was noted that the copper redhorse occurs in waterways located among the most densely populated areas in Quebec and that the deterioration and fragmentation of its habitat represented the primary threats to its recovery.

BERNIER, B., 2009. Assessment of the Greenland halibut stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/020, 16 p .

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BOWEN, W.D., M.O. HAMMILL, M. KOEN-ALONSO, G. STENSON, D.P. SWAIN, K. TRZCINSKI, 2009. Proceedings of the National Workshop on the Impacts of Seals on Fish Populations in Eastern Canada (Part 2), 24-28 November 2008, Cambridge Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia ; Compte rendu de l'atelier national sur les répercussions des phoques sur les populations de poissons dans l'est du Canada (2ième partie), du 24 au 28 novembre 2008, Hôtel Cambridge Suites, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings series, ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus, 2009/020, 136 p .

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A 5-day day meeting was held in November 2008, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during which some 24 presentations were given on the potential impacts of seals on fish stocks in Eastern Canada. These presentations, for the most part, were of new analyses and model results of research identified at the first Workshop that participants felt could be done with existing data. The meeting was attended by 33 invited ecologists and modelers from Canada, Norway, and France, and members of the fishing industry in eastern Canada and northeastern United States of America. Representatives of the fishing industry stated that grey seals pose a direct threat to depleted cod stocks and indirectly affect the Industry through the transmission of the sealworm parasite to commercial species across an expanding geographic range. Fishers also suspect that spawning success of cod is being negatively affected as grey seals find it profitable to prey on spawning aggregations on shallow banks. A recent study on cod from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (sGSL) found that contrary to expectation, there was a weak but statistically significant positive relationship between parasite abundance and condition, likely reflecting an effect of variation in foraging success on both condition and parasite abundance: cod with higher foraging success achieve better condition, but also ingest more parasites. This would suggest that any negative effect of these parasites on cod condition appears to be slight compared to the effect of variation in foraging rate or success. Analyses of infection parameters from 2007 provided no evidence of nematode-induced cod mortality. Monte Carlo simulations were used to estimate the probability that different diet compositions of seals could explain natural mortality (M) for southern Gulf of St. Lawrence cod, white hake, and winter skate. Results suggested that: 1) to explain elevated M, seals must consume cod and white hake that are larger than indicated by the available stomach contents data; 2) whole fish consumption by seals is likely to explain less than 40% of M in white hake and cod, but can easily explain elevated M in winter skate, and 3) if seals consume some groundfish by belly-feeding, the probability that seal predation explains a substantial component of M becomes much more likely. Several studies underscored the importance of the proportion of cod in the diet and the size frequency distribution of cod eaten on estimates of seal predation mortality. Restricted sample collection (in both time and space) and the method used to estimate the diet can affect both the estimated proportion and size of cod eaten by seals. Preliminary results where presented from bioenergetic allometric and statistical catch-at-age models to evaluate the effects of seal predation, food competition, and environmental variability on the dynamics of several cod stocks. These and previous multi-species models underscore the importance of considering seal predation in a broader ecosystem context as the effects of predation may often be conditional on the presence of competitors and quality of the environment for cod. Most cod stocks in the northwest Atlantic collapsed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and 15 years later have shown little or no sign of recovery. Reasons for the lack of recovery vary between stocks. However, an important factor in the lack of recovery for many stocks is elevated natural mortality of adult cod. Natural mortality (M) of adult cod is very high in stocks south of the Laurentian Channel: the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (Northwest Atlantic. Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Division 4T), eastern Scotian Shelf (4VsW), and western Scotian Shelf/Bay of Fundy (4X) stocks. M is estimated to be slightly elevated in some stocks north of the Channel, but levels of M in these stocks appear to be much lower than in the stocks south of the Channel. Until recently, the offshore component of northern cod was an exception, with very high M; however, M in the offshore appears to have declined to normal levels in recent years. Northern cod in the inshore of 3K were also an exception, with a high estimate of M for the early 2000s. There are a number of hypotheses regarding the factors that could be limiting cod recovery by contributing to high M including: unreported catch (i.e., the mortality is due to fishing, not natural mortality), disease, contaminants, availability and quality of food, life-history changes, impacts of seal predation, predation by other species, parasites, and other impacts. For most of the cod stocks that have not recovered, natural mortality remains above the “normal” value of 0.2. However, natural mortality is especially high in all stocks south of the Laurentian Channel. Industry has a strong view that seals are having a significant impact on cod recovery, but there is considerable uncertainty in the factors affecting cod dynamics and in the magnitude of stockspecific seal predation mortality on cod. A population modeling study of the northern Gulf stock (nGSL; 3Pn4RS cod) suggests that predation by harp seals on juvenile cod may limit stock rebuilding under certain environmental conditions. Earlier ecosystem models suggested that harp seals were limiting the recovery of northern cod; however, a recent modeling study using a different approach suggests that effects of prey (capelin) availability are more important than effects of harp seal predation. Based on weight of evidence, seals could be limiting recovery in 4T cod, i.e., spatial and temporal correlations between grey seal abundance and estimated cod M support the hypothesis that grey seal predation is an important cause of the elevated M, whereas other hypotheses for the elevated M of 4T cod are not supported by the correlations between M and the hypothesized forcing factor. Grey seals may also play an important role in the recovery of 4VsW cod. The impact of grey seal predation in 4X cod is not known as there are no seal diet estimates specific to this stock, but if the diets are similar to those estimated in neighbouring 4VsW then the impact of grey seals would be negligible. However, two key uncertainties that can be applied to all areas are the true proportion of cod in the diet of seals and the age distribution of cod eaten by seals. Together these aspects of diet have a large effect on the putative impact of seal predation on the dynamics of cod. Furthermore, despite their importance, estimating the diet of seals is extremely difficult, given the challenges in obtaining representative samples from large, mobile and widely distributed seal populations.

GENDRON, L., 2009. Assessment of lobster stocks of the Gaspé (LFAs 19, 20 and 21) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/017, 13 p .

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GENDRON, L., 2009. Assessment of lobster stocks of the Magdalen Island (LFA 22) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/013, 13 p .

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FRÉCHET, A., 2009. Assessment of the cod stock in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn, 4RS) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/010, 15 p .

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SAVARD, L., 2009. Assessment of shrimp stocks in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/001, 12 p .

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HAMMILL, M., V. LESAGE, J.-F. GOSSELIN, 2009. Stock assessment of northern Quebec (Nunavik) beluga (Delphinapterus leucas). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/016, 13 p .

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HAMMILL, M., G. STENSON, 2009. A review of the harp seal total allowable catch (TAC) for 2009. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2009/006, 5 p .

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ARCHAMBAULT, D., 2009. Stock assessment of Atlantic halibut of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (divisions 4RST) in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/023, 14 p .

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CYR, C., D. GASCON, 2008. Évaluations des stocks de crevette et de crabe des neiges de la région du Québec suivant la saison de pêche 2007, du 4 au 12 février 2008, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Northern shrimp and snow crab stock assessments of the 2007 fishing season in the Quebec Region, February 4 to 12, 2008, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/020, 48 p .

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This document contains the proceedings of the stocks assessment meetings made within the framework of the regional stock assessment process of the Quebec region following the 2007 fishing season. This advisory process was carried out from February 4 to 6 for the snow crab stocks and February 12, 2008 for the Northern shrimp stocks at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli. During these meetings, the stock status of these two species commercially exploited in the Estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and some of the environmental parameters prevailing at the time of the 2007 fishing season were reviewed. These proceedings document the major points presented and discussed during the meetings and also present the principal recommendations and conclusions that were made at the time of the review.

BUNDY, A., G. CHOUINARD, D. DUPLISEA, G. JAMIESON, M. KOEN-ALONSO, M. KOOPS, J. RICE, L. RICHARD, 2008. National Workshop on Modelling Tools for Ecosystem Approaches to Management, 22-25 October 2007, Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada ; Atelier national sur les outils de modelisation pour les approches de gestion ecosystemiques, du 22 au 25 octobre 2007, Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, Canada. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings series, ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus, 2008/007, 98 p .

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A National workshop on modeling tools in support of ecosystem approaches to management was held in Victoria, BC, in October 22-25, 2007. Its main objectives were to discuss and evaluate different ecosystem modeling approaches and to explore their suitability in the Canadian and DFO context. Scientists from all regions, fisheries managers and international experts participated in the workshop. The workshop included an overview of the current use of ecosystem models in DFO, a series of presentations by ecosystem modelling experts of methods in use globally and in-depth discussions during breakout groups and plenary sessions. This report summarises the presentations and discussions, evaluates the questions that can be addressed by different ecosystem modelling approaches, highlights the essential role of ecosystem modeling for developing strategic advice and provides conclusions and recommendations to further develop ecosystem modelling and ecosystem approaches to management in DFO. It concludes with a summary of recommended actions, including suggestions of where efforts could be directed to provide strategic advice over the next one to two years.

BÉRUBÉ, I. (éd.), C. CYR (éd.), LAMBERT, J., 2008. Évaluations des stocks de mye des eaux côtières du Québec en 2007, 20 novembre 2007, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock Assessments on Softshell clam in Quebec coastal waters in 2007, November 20, 2007, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/001, 15 p .

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This document contains the proceedings from the meeting held within the regional assessment process on softshell clam in the Quebec coastal waters in Quebec region following the 2007 fishing season. This advisory process was held on November 20, 2007 at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the stock status of the softshell clam in the Quebec coastal waters exploited by both commercial and recreational fishery as well as certain environmental parameters that prevailed during the last fishing seasons. Therefore, these proceedings contain the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

MCQUINN, I., S. BRULOTTE, C. CYR, 2008. Évaluations des stocks de mollusques des eaux côtières du Québec en 2005, 17 et 26 janvier 2006, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Stock Assessments on mollusks in Quebec coastal waters in 2005, January 17 and 26, 2006, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/003, 20 p .

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This document contains the proceedings from the meetings held within the regional assessment process on molluscs in the Quebec coastal waters in Quebec region following the 2005 fishing season. This advisory process was held on January 17 and 26, 2006 at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. During these meetings, the assembly reviewed the stock status of the molluscs in the Quebec coastal waters exploited by both commercial and recreational fishery as well as certain environmental parameters that prevailed during the last fishing seasons. Therefore, these proceedings contain the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

DFO, 2008. La Romaine hydroelectric complex project : scientific assessment of the impact study, marine component. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2008/012, 13 p .

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DFO, 2008. Assessment of the marine environment monitoring program for the Eastmain-Rupert 1A project. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2008/008, 4 p .

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DFO, 2008. Nwest Energy Inc. Western NL Geophysical survey program : review of the commercial fisheries surveys section from the EA report. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2008/006, 4 p .

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CYR, C., D. GASCON, 2008. Évaluations des stocks de crustacés de la région du Québec suivant la saison de pêche 2005, 24 janvier au 2 février, 2006, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional crustaceans stock assessments of the 2005 fishing season in the Quebec Region, January 24 to February 2, 2006, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/006, 53 p .

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This document contains the proceedings from the different meetings held within the regional assessment process on crustaceans stocks in the Quebec Region following the 2005 fishing season. This review process was held from January 24 to February 2, 2006 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. During these meetings, the assembly reviewed the status of several stocks commercially exploited in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence as well as certain environmental parameters that prevailed during the 2005 fishing season. Therefore, these proceedings contain the essential parts of the presentations and discussions held and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

SAINTE-MARIE, B., 2008. Assessment of green sea urchin of the North Shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/048, 13 p .

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CYR, C., D. GASCON, 2008. Évaluations des stocks de poisson de fonds de la région du Québec suivant la saison de pêche 2007, du 25 au 29 février 2008, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Regional groundfish stock assessments of the 2007 fishing season in the Quebec Region, February 25 to 29, 2008, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/019, 53 p .

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Ce document renferme les comptes rendus des réunions d’évaluation des stocks tenues dans le cadre du processus régional d’évaluation des stocks de la région du Québec suite à la saison de pêche 2007. Ce processus de revue s’est déroulé du 25 au 29 février 2008 à l’Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, à Mont-Joli. Lors de ces rencontres, l’assemblée a revu l’état de plusieurs stocks de poisson de fond exploités commercialement dans l’estuaire et le golfe du Saint-Laurent ainsi que certains paramètres environnementaux qui prévalaient lors du déroulement de la saison de pêche 2007. Ces comptes rendus contiennent donc l’essentiel des présentations et des discussions tenues et font état des principales recommandations et conclusions émises au moment de la revue.

BERNIER, B., J.-D. LAMBERT, 2008. Assessment of the Greenland halibut Stock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (4RST) in 2007. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/044, 15 p .

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LAMBERT, J., 2008. Assessment of the Estuary and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (Areas 13 to 17 and 12A, 12B and 12C) Snow Crab Stocks in 2007. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/043, 22 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2008. Assessment of the Atlantic Mackerel stock for the Northwest (4RST) Atlantic (Subareas 3 and 4) in 2007. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/041, 15 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2008. Assessment of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence (divisions 4RST) capelin stock. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/037, 12 p .

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BOWEN, W.D., M.O. HAMMILL, M. KOEN-ALONSO, G. STENSON, D.P. SWAIN, K TRZCINSKI, 2008. Proceedings of the National Workshop on the Impacts of Seals on Fish Populations in Eastern Canada (Part 1), 12-16 November 2007, Cambridge Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia ; Compte rendu de l'atelier national sur les répercussions des phoques sur les populations de poissons dans l'est du Canada (1re partie). DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series ; MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus, 2008/021, 150 p .

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A five-day day meeting was held in November, 2007 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during which some 31 presentations were given on topics related to the potential impacts of seals on fish stocks in eastern Canada and elsewhere. Seals are hypothesized to have 5 kinds of negative effects on prey populations: 1) predation, 2) competition, 3) transmission of parasites causing increased mortality of fishes, 4) disruption of spawning causing reduced reproductive success, and 5) other indirect effects on fish behaviour caused by risk of seal predation. The meeting was attended by 30 invited participants from Canada, Norway, United States of America, and Scotland. A small number of observers from the fishing industry, graduate students from Dalhousie University, and interested scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography also attended parts of the meeting. The principle objective of this workshop, the first of 2, was to review what is known, identify gaps in our understanding, and determine what new analyses could be completed over the next 12 month period to better understand the impacts of seals on fish stocks in eastern Canada. The work plan, both for the short-term, and the longer-term, were identified and are reported under Research Needs section of this report. The second and final workshop is tentatively planned for November 2008.

CYR, C. (éd.), H. BOURDAGES (éd.), GAGNÉ, J.A. (président), 2008. Évaluations de l'oursin vert de la Côte-Nord de l'estuaire du Saint-Laurent en 2008, 16 octobre 2008, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne ; Assessments of the green sea urchin stock of north shore of the St. Lawrence estuary in 2008, October 16 2008, Maurice Lamontagne Institute. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/026, 16 p .

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This document contains the proceedings from the meeting held within the regional assessment process to review the status of the Green Sea Urchin stock of the north shore of the St. Lawrence estuary following the 2008 fishing season. The meeting was held on October 16, 2008 at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli. During this meeting, the assembly reviewed the stock status of the green sea urchin commercially along the North Shore as well as some environmental conditions that prevailed during the last fishing seasons. Therefore, these proceedings contain the essential parts of the presentations and discussions and relate the main recommendations and conclusions that were presented during the review.

MUNRO, J. (PRÉSIDENT), S. MARK, L. PROVENCHER, E. ALBERT, 2008. Compte rendu des ateliers sur l’élaboration du cadre de suivi écologique de la future zone de protection marine Manicouagan, Québec, le 15 décembre 2006, le 24 janvier 2007, le 7 mars 2007, Mont-Joli ; Proceedings of the workshops held for preparing the ecological monitoring framework of the future Manicouagan Marine Protected Area, Quebec, December 15, 2006, January 24, 2007, March 7, 2007, Mont-Joli. MPO, Secrétariat canadien de consultation scientifique, Série des comptes rendus ; DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Proceedings Series, 2008/023, 112 p .

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The Manicouagan Marine Protected Area is about to be created under the Oceans Act. Following the designation of the MPA, monitoring must be undertaken to determine whether the area’s conservation objectives are being met. The Manicouagan MPA objectives aim to maintain biological productivity and diversity and to ensure sustainable exploitation of the resources. The development of a monitoring plan was initiated by drafting an ecological monitoring framework, presenting the ecological information on the area and identifying the existing and potential monitoring programs, as well as the information that needs to be obtained. In order to complete and improve the monitoring framework, three workshops that focussed on 1) exploited resources, 2) productivity and oceanography, and 3) biological diversity in the region including and immediately surrounding the MPA were held at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in the winter of 2006-07. Most of the participants are affiliated with the DFO Regional Science Branch. Workshop 1: Using the available information on the principal exploited biological resources in the MPA, the specialists proposed to monitor the whelk and softshell clam populations. Several indicators were recommended for these species. The current monitoring of snow crab should suffice to monitor its population status in the MPA. Workshop 2: Knowledge on the biological oceanography for the entire St. Lawrence Estuary, as presented by the experts, was used to express hypotheses about the water dynamics in the MPA. Freshwater flows from rivers, wind and cold water upwellings were identified as determining processes in the area. The vast foreshore, the underwater bay and the coastal slope are likely to be significant productivity sectors. It was assessed that phytoplankton (especially toxic algae), filter-feeding shellfish near the estuaries, eelgrass beds, salt marshes and juvenile fish noticeably contribute to the region’s productivity. Experts recommend to monitor the organisms that are produced in the area, particularly sedentary organisms, constantly subjected to the MPA conditions. The environmental pressures affecting key components were considered and a need to know and monitor sediment contamination levels was identified. Workshop 3: Available information on the biological diversity in the MPA was presented. Eelgrass beds, salt marshes and mollusc-dominated communities seem important for the diversity of the coastal area. The groundfish diversity appears to be high in the MPA. For the entire MPA, several epibenthos assemblages were mapped. Data from deeper waters are limited, but experts estimate that endobenthos and suprabenthos are important groups. Snow crab, occurring almost throughout the MPA, can act as a structuring predator in benthic communities. The sector’s geology and bank erosion were the topic of a presentation, as well as the possible use of biomarkers and genetics in monitoring. Overall, an ecosystemic monitoring focusing on the system’s key components is accepted by the peers, but the distribution and intensity of the environmental pressures must also be taken into account in the overall approach. For future indicator species, species with direct development and of low mobility should be preferred.

SAVARD, L., 2008. Assessment of shrimp stocks in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2007. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2008/002, 12 p .

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LAMBERT, J., 2007. Assessment of the estuary and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (areas 13 to 17, 12A, 12B, 12C and 16A) snow crab stocks in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/027, 25 p .

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HAMMILL, M., G. STENSON, 2007. A review of ice conditions and potential impact on harp seal neonatal mortality in March 2007. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2007/008, 8 p .

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HAMILL, M., 2007. Potential impacts of an increased harvest of beluga whales in the Nottingham and Salisbury Islands areas. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2007/017, 10 p .

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GOSSELIN, J.-F., 2007. Tekoil & Gas Corporation Port au Port seismic program screening - review of the EA report. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2007/011, 3 p .

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SIMARD, Y., 2007. Impacts of constructing a methane port at Gros-Cacouna on marine mammals. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2007/010, 7 p .

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DFO, 2007. Maintenance dredging, access channel, Mines Seleine, Grande-Entrée lagoon, Magdalen Islands - consultation on the new disposal at sea site for dredged sediments. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2007/003, 7 p .

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BOURDAGES, H., 2007. Assessment of the stimpson's surfclam stocks of Quebec coastal waters in 2008. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2009/021, 8 p .

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DFO, 2006. A qualitative review of the compliance of the TAC decision rules for cod in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (March 7, 2005) and in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (January 28, 2005) to the precautionary approach. Science response (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat), 2006/001, 20 p .

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GRÉGOIRE, F., 2005. Atlantic mackerel of the Northwest Atlantic in 2004. DFO, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Science Advisory Report, 2005/014, 9 p .

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GILBERT, D., 2003. 2002 state of the ocean : physical oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Ecosystem Status Report, 2003/006, 8 p .

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CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1999. Canadian tide and current tables 1999. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 86 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1999. Canadian tide and current tables 1999. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 99 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1998. Canadian tide and current tables 1998. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1998. Canadian tide and current tables 1998. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 36 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1997. Canadian tide and current tables 1997. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1997. Canadian tide and current tables 1997. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1996. Canadian tide and current tables 1996. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1996. Canadian tide and current tables 1996. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1995. Canadian tide and current tables 1995. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1995. Canadian tide and current tables 1995. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1994. Canadian tide and current tables 1994. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1994. Canadian tide and current tables 1994. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1993. Canadian tide and current tables 1993. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1993. Canadian tide and current tables 1993. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1992. Canadian tide and current tables 1992. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1992. Canadian tide and current tables 1992. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay rivers. 33 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1991. Canadian tide and current tables 1991. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 33 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1991. Canadian tide and current tables 1991. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 61 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1990. Canadian tide and current tables 1990. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 36 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1990. Canadian tide and current tables 1990. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 66 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1989. Canadian tide and current tables 1989. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1989. Canadian tide and current tables 1989. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 36 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1988. Canadian tide and current tables 1988. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 39 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1988. Canadian tide and current tables 1988. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1987. Canadian tide and current tables 1987. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 39 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1987. Canadian tide and current tables 1987. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 41 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1987. Effects of acid precipitation on lake and river ecosystems in Quebec : review of Department of Fisheries and Oceans research activities (1981-1985). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 1554, 65 p .

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This document reviews research activities carried out in Quebec by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans under its acid precipitation study program. Physicochemical surveys of lakes have made it possible to identify the areas in the Precambrian Shield that are the most sensitive to acidification and those that are subject to the highest levels of acid deposition. In this report, we briefly review the results of a study on the response to acid precipitation of a subwatershed of the Des Escoumins River. We also provide an overview of surveys of invertebrate and fish communities as well as the results of experiments conducted in the field (flesh metal concentrations, incubation of salmon eggs and fry) and the laboratory (lethal and avoidance dosages of aluminium). Finally, we present an outlook for the next five-year research program.

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1986. Canadian tide and current tables 1986. Volume 3, St. Lawrence and Saguenay Rivers. 39 p .

CANADA. DEPT. OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS, 1986. Canadian tide and current tables 1986. Volume 2, Gulf of St. Lawrence. 41 p .