Tuna Advisory Board (TAB)
Public consultations 2019 - 2020 Pacific Albacore Tuna Integrated Fisheries Management Plan
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is soliciting comments regarding the 2019 - 2020 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) for Pacific Albacore Tuna.
Your feedback is welcome as an important input into the development of this management plan.
This public consultation period is open until February 15, 2019.
For questions, to obtain a copy of the draft management plan, or to provide input, please contact the resource manager: Email: Bradley.Langman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Telephone: (604) 666-2188
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.
|170406April 6, 2017||TAB||Chateau Victoria, Victoria|
|170126October 12, 2017||TAB||DFO Regional Headquarters, Vancouver|
|180118January 18, 2018||TAB||Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo|
|180217February 17, 2018||TAB||Coast Victoria Hotel, Victoria|
|181126November 26, 2018||TAB||Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Vancouver|
|190214February 14, 2019||TAB||Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo|
|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|
- North Pacific Albacore Tuna - Pacific Region
- TAB Members
- Terms of Reference are available upon request. Please contact the Species Coordinator to receive a copy.
A/ Resource Manager, Tuna/Sardine
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
401 Burrard St
Vancouver BC V6C 3S4
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