Test the commercial potential of Icelandic scallops present in the baie de Sept-Îles.
In partnership with the Institut Maurice-Lamontagne, AMIK led a biomass assessment of Icelandic scallops in the baie de Sept-Îles during Fall 2015 and Winter 2016. We performed:
- One sampling in November 2015 on two sites: the first close to the mouth of the Moisie River and the second, further east of Moisie, behind Île Grosse Boule
- A second sampling at the end of March 2016 at the site behind Île Grosse Boule because the scallop population concentration was superior to that of the other site
The biomass assessment of Icelandic scallops in the Baie de Sept-Îles leads us to conclude that the resource hasn’t completely bounced back since commercial fishing stopped at the turn of the millenium. It would not be viable, economically or ecologically, to reinstitute commercial scallop fishing in the area.
Financial Partner: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Project Mananger: Caroline Marcotte