|Precautionary management of Cucumaria frondosa in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
Hamel, J.-F.; Mercier, A. (2008). Precautionary management of Cucumaria frondosa in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in: Toral-Granda, V. et al. (Ed.) (2008). Sea Cucumbers, a global review of fisheries and trade. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, 516: pp. 293-306
In: Toral-Granda, V.; Lovatelli, A.; Vasconcellos, M. (Ed.) (2008). Sea Cucumbers, a global review of fisheries and trade. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, 516. FAO: Rome, Italy. ISBN 978-92-5-106079-7. 317 pp., more
In: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. FAO/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome. ISSN 2070-7010, more
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The sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa has been reported almost circumglobally in the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere. The earliest fisheries emerged in the late 1980s in Maine (United States of America), and exploitation has only started in the past decade or so on the eastern coast of Canada. This chapter highlights the unprecedented efforts made by the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador to implement ecosystem-based guidelines at the onset of this emerging fishery, under the Canadian New Emerging Fisheries Policy. Mandatory information required before the commercial exploitation can be sanctioned include scientific data on the standing stocks (e.g. density, abundance), and on the biology of the species (e.g. reproductive cycle, size at sexual maturity, growth rate, predatory pressure). The present document outlines the rationale and objectives of the New Emerging Fisheries Policy, and the contributions made to date by the main stakeholders wishing to develop a sustainable fishery for C. frondosa in Newfoundland and Labrador.