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 federal North Pacific Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional councils established by Congress, aimed to achieve a total allowable catch target by repeatedly shortening the fishing season.
Scientists say it would have been okay to take 2.9 million tons of groundfish in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands fishery last year, and 743,000 in the Gulf of Alaska -- but the total allowable catches were two million and 326,000 tons, respectively.
"Total allowable catches for 2012 has not yet been announced, however, recent research has come across a pilchard resource twice the size of a year ago.
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.
Bernard Esau, Minister of Fisheries, increases the TAC in accordance with Section 38 of the Marine Resources Act 27 of 2000, whereby [.sub.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 Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, confirmed that the remaining 25 per cent of the 2018 and 2019 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) will be made available to the current licence holder, with a view to identify a new participant for the 2020 Surf Clam fishery.
These include the landing obligation, the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and catches for 2019, the impact of the 'Brexit' or the implementation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
The list contains the types of aquatic biological resources in relation to which the total allowable catch is established and which are suitable for transportation, storage and unloading in a live, fresh and cooled form.
Proposed increases: For 19 stocks, such as Norway lobster in the North Sea, 4 sole stocks and 3 plaice stocks in North Western waters, and megrims in South Western waters, the Commission proposes to increase the Total Allowable Catch. The increases also include the socioeconomically important sole stock in the Bay of Biscay that has followed a management plan led by the industry, and can now be increased.
AFMA is introducing the mandatory FRS to help ensure catches dont exceed the total allowable catch or quota amounts for individual species, Ms Stoute said.
That is why the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today introduced a fourth licence for Arctic Surf Clam representing 25 per cent of the existing total allowable catch (TAC) for 2018.
As of today, 98% of the total allowable catch for snow crab in Area 12 has already been harvested.
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