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.


Meeting materials are available upon request. Please contact the Species Coordinator listed below to receive copies.

Date Meeting Location
170126January 26, 2017 TAB Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo
161025October 25, 2016 TAB Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo
160613June 13, 2016 TAB Conference Call
160510May 10, 2016 TAB Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo
160201February 1, 2016 TAB Chateau Victoria, Victoria
151215December 15, 2015 TAB Conference Call
150208February 8, 2015 TAB Chateau Victoria, Victoria
150108January 8, 2015 TAB Chateau Victoria, Victoria
141017October 17, 2014 TAB Conference Call
140430April 30, 2014 TAB Victoria
140120January 20, 2014 TAB Coast Bastion Inn, Nanaimo

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Caroline Wells
A/ Resource Manager, Tuna/Sardine
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Region
401 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC