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Sustainability Survey for Fisheries – 2019 Questions

Section 1

Implementation of the Fishery Decision-Making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach

Some of these questions are used to report on indicators in the:

These questions are designed to evaluate the implementation of the Fishery Decision-Making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach.

1 – Stock Reference Points

2 – Stock Status

Selecting “Uncertain” does not mean that that status of the stock is unknown. DFO has sufficient information to manage the fisheries on these stocks.

3 – Removal References

4 – Harvest Decision Rules

5 – Harvest Rate

6 – Rebuilding Plan

7 – Moratorium

Section 2

The status of fishery management plans

The primary goal of an IFMP is to provide a planning framework for the conservation and sustainable use of fisheries resources and the process by which a given fishery will be managed for a period of time.

8 - Integrated Fisheries Management Plans

Harvest Plan

Harvest Decision Rules (aka. Harvest Control Rules) are defined under the Guidance for the Development of Rebuilding Plans under the Precautionary Approach Framework: Growing Stocks out of the Critical Zone policy document.

Conservation Harvest Plans (CHP) are fishing plans submitted by all gear sectors which identify harvesting methods aimed at minimizing the harvest of small fish and by-catch of groundfish. Plans typically include measures to control and monitor both target and bycatch species, bycatch and discarding protocols, gear restrictions, monitoring and logbook requirements, and time and area closures.

9 – Harvest Plan

Implementation of the Policy for Managing Bycatch

These questions are designed to evaluate the implementation of the Policy for Managing Bycatch.

10 – Bycatch

Species at Risk Management

These questions are designed to evaluate the integration of SARA requirements into fisheries management approaches for stocks that interact with SARA listed species. This includes mitigation measures that support recovery objectives and/or satisfy SARA permit or exemption requirements. For more information on Schedule 1 listed species, please visit the Species at Risk registry.

11 – Species at Risk

"Interact" means intercept in gear or a likelihood of intercepting SARA-listed species.

General Comments (<100 words)

This section, found at the end of the survey, is intended for further explanations for a given stock, clarifications of how the survey is applied to multiple fisheries for the same stock, elaborate on how questions were answered for aggregate stocks, etc.

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