How are dead fish accounted for in management decisions?

November 2, 2020

When setting total catch limits for a particular fishery, the Minister of Fisheries sets aside a tonnage of fish to allow for the mortality caused by all fishing. This could be fish killed by trawling and other methods, fish that drop out of nets and unseen mortality, fish that die after fishing has occurred. This tonnage can vary depending on the methods used in the fishery.