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The four steps from data to decision, fish stocks, and the precautionary approach.
Step 1: Collecting data about Canada’s major fish stocks using at-sea surveys with different gear types.
Step 2: Assessing the health of fish stocks using stock assessment models. Improving stock assessment methods through the Technical Expertise in Stock Assessment (TESA) program.
Step 3: Developing science advice to inform evidence-based decision making through the Cycle of Science Advice.
Step 4: Setting out the management measures for fishing seasons. Learn about our priorities for fisheries management and find past fisheries decisions.
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