The general objective of this project is to study the density and the size-structure of the green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis) at the mouth of the Saguenay River, in order to properly evaluate the health status of the stock as well as its population size. The development of a sustainable green sea urchin fishery is completely dependent on a better understanding of the base parameters of the available stock.
The results of this study will directly contribute to implementing an effort control that is properly adapted to stock productivity and to mitigate the concerns of many stakeholders as to the perennity of the green sea urchin population so that it is sustainably exploited.
Financial Partners: Pêcheries Nikan S.E.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Partners: Institut océanographique Maurice-Lamontagne
Project Manager: Claire Pédrot