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Rockfish Size and Age

rockfish-paper-captureOur science and fisheries coordinators, Alejandro Frid and Madeleine McGreer, just published research by our Nations on the ages and sizes of rockfish in our territories. The research found that Yelloweye and Quillback rockfishes were larger in areas with lower fishery pressure. Possibly due to overfishing, however, old-aged Yelloweye rockfish were rare. Because older fish produce more larvae that survive better and grow faster, this finding raises concern about the conservation status of Yelloweye. The research also suggests that Rockfish Conservation Areas—where non-indigenous fisheries are excluded—can protect First Nation’s access to rockfish, as long as habitat suitability and effective monitoring and enforcement are included in spatial management.

Rockfish Size and Age (PDF)

Dungeness Crab and Spatial Closures

global-ecologyCCIRA’s science and fisheries coordinators, Alejandro Frid and Madeleine McGreer, recently published results our on-going Dungeness crab research. Research results confirm the hypothesis that fisheries decrease the abundance and size of exploited species, but spatial protection can reverse these effects. Read about it in global ecology.

Dungeness Crab and Spatial Closures (PDF)

Dungeness Crab Research by the Wuikinuxv Nation

crabOur ongoing field studies are monitoring the status of Dungeness crab throughout our territories. This report presents interim results from a tagging study conducted by the Wuikinuxv Nation during May of 2014 at two sites in Rivers Inlet.

Dungeness Crab Research (PDF)

Social and Economic Assessment and Analysis of First Nation Communities

se-reportA social and economic assessment and analysis of First Nation communities and territorial natural resources in the region. Project components include a community survey to create a demographic profile of First Nation communities on the Central Coast and a commercial economic assessment of marine resource sectors in the region.

Social and Economic Assessment (PDF)


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