total allowable catch


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total allowable catch

[¦tōd·əl ə‚lau̇·ə·bəl ′kach]
(oceanography)
A fishery management approach to assign an annual quota that, if exceeded, will terminate the fishery for that year, the total allowable catch is set at a level to prevent a catch so large that the stock will be overfished.
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The CCSBT -- which comprises Australia, New Zealand and Japan - currently sets a total allowable catch of 11,750 tons of southern bluefin tuna between the three countries.
In response to the calls for Namibia to stop the annual seal hunt, Bernard Esau, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, said claims that the country's seal population is diminishing are not true and that the current total allowable catch of seals is approximately 10% of the total population.
For PAU 3, MPI is proposing to set a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the first time, decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) and to set allowances for M?
t]he Minister may, from time to time set a total allowable catch to limit the quantity which may be harvested in respect of any marine resource in a given period.
The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) amount is the highest in Southern Gulf of St.
The Commission did not agree to the proposal from the Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee (TTMAC) to increase the total allowable catch (TAC) overcatch allowance to enable increased take of yellowfin tuna above the current limits during the remainder of the 2016-17 season.
catch restrictions preventing targeted fishing of redfish, a low total allowable catch (TAC) limit designed to cover the minimum unavoidable catch of redfish while targeting other species
Since some of the fish stocks are now fished at sustainable levels, the total allowable catch (TAC) will increase by 12% when compared to 2014 and will be set at approximately 629 000 tonnes.
For 2013, the Commission proposes a 77% increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) for roundnose grenadiers West of the British Isles (to 4,500 tonnes).
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