Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) uses Integrated Fisheries Management Plans (IFMP s) to guide the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. An IFMP is developed to manage the fishery of a particular species in a given region. IFMP s combine the best available science on a species with industry data on capacity and methods for harvesting that species.
The following two documents provide insight into how the IFMP s are developed.
Central and Arctic Region
Newfoundland and Labrador Region