What does the HCRS do?

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Members of the BC herring fishery provide the funds for HCRS sponsored projects.

In support of research, assessment and management of Pacific herring resources, the HCRS……

  • Supports advanced research to ensure that BC herring are harvested at sustainable levels.
  • Together with HIAB, coordinates herring management activities with Department of Fisheries & Oceans.
  • Organizes and implements herring testing programs in all areas of the British Columbia coast.
  • Participates at the Herring Industry Advisory Board (HIAB) and the Center for Science Advice Pacific (CSAP) which is DFO’s forum for peer review and evaluation of scientific research relating to pelagic fish species.