Tuna Advisory Board (TAB)
The Pacific Canadian fishery is focused on highly migratory albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) using troll gear. Canadian fishers have been fishing albacore since the mid-1930's in the north Pacific and since the 1980's in the south Pacific. The Canadian fishery started in the coastal waters off British Columbia (B.C.). It has now developed into a fishery with two fleet types, smaller vessels fishing coastal B.C. and USA waters, and larger vessels fishing on the high seas of the north and south Pacific Ocean.
Catches since 1996 by the Canadian fleet in the north Pacific albacore troll fishery have ranged from 3,591 tonnes in 1996 to 7,842 tonnes in 2004, with an average catch of 4,547 tonnes. In recent years higher catch concentration is occurring along the North American coast and the offshore fleet has increased effort in the Northwest Pacific.
Public Consultations 2017- 2019 IFMP Albacore Tuna
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is soliciting comments regarding the 2017-2019 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) for Albacore Tuna
Your feedback is welcome as an important input into the development of this management plan.
This public consultation period is open from April 28, 2017 to May 28, 2017.
A copy of the draft management plan and your input or questions can be directed to the A/ Tuna Resource Manager:
T: (604) 666-2188
Tuna Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings
Meeting materials are available upon request. Please contact the Species Coordinator listed below to receive copies.
|January 26, 2017||TAB||Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo|
|October 25, 2016||TAB||Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo|
|June 13, 2016||TAB||Conference Call|
|May 10, 2016||TAB||Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo|
|February 1, 2016||TAB||Chateau Victoria, Victoria|
|December 15, 2015||TAB||Conference Call|
|February 8, 2015||TAB||Chateau Victoria, Victoria|
|January 8, 2015||TAB||Chateau Victoria, Victoria|
|October 17, 2014||TAB||Conference Call|
|April 30, 2014||TAB||Victoria|
|January 20, 2014||TAB||Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo|
|May 15, 2013||TAB||Executive House Hotel, Victoria, BC|
|February 11, 2013||TAB||Nanaimo, BC|
|TAB pre-season planning||Executive House Hotel, Victoria, BC|
|November 23, 2011||TAB||Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel and Marina, Victoria, BC|
|February 2-3, 2011||TAB pre-season planning||Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo|
A/ Resource Manager, Tuna/Sardine
Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Pacific Region
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