Reports of the ICES Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon, 1979 and 1980
The Working Group was established at the 1978 Annual Meeting of ICES in response to a request to the Council from the Canadian Government for information on the state of the fisheries and stocks of North Atlantic salmon. This request was considered by the Anadromous and Catadromous Fish Committee and the ACFM at the Annual Meeting and the following terms of reference for the Working Group's deliberations were drawn up:- "to review the status of North Atlantic salmon stocks in relation to fisheries and in particular to assess the impact of Greenlandic and Norwegian Sea fisheries on home-waters fisheries and stocks. In addition to this review, to describe the regulations for the control of commercial and sports fisheries for North Atlantic salmon". Since this remit was essentially the same as that of the previous ICES/ICNAF Joint Working Party on North Atlantic Salmon, the Working Group directed its attention especially to reviewing the information contained in that Working Party's reports (Coop.Res.Reports Nos. 8, 12, 24 and 35, and Doc. C.M.1974/M:2), with particular reference to the biological features and composition of the salmon stock at West Greenland, and the assessment of the effects of the West Greenland fishery on home-waters stocks and catches in the light of the latest fishery data and results of research.