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MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE 2007 COD FISHERIES March 26, 2008 Conservation & Protection Division.

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1 MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE 2007 COD FISHERIES March 26, 2008 Conservation & Protection Division

2 C&P DIVISION The Conservation & Protection (C&P) Division carries out fisheries monitoring and compliance-related work for DFO This presentation is about monitoring and compliance in 2007 cod fisheries.

3 How did we monitor cod fisheries? Commercial/Stewardship fishery: 1.At-Sea Observers 2.Dockside Monitoring Program 3.Fishery Officers (land, sea and air) Recreational fishery : 1. Fishery Officers (land, sea and air)

4 Commercial / Stewardship fishery 570 “ sea days ” by At-Sea Observers 380 cod fishery deployments MONITORING – AT SEA OBSERVERS

5 All stewardship cod fishery landings were subject to the Dockside Monitoring Program Total of 100 ports in 2J3KL: 36 with 100% dockside monitoring 64 with random dockside monitoring Monitoring performed by Fish Harvesters ’ Resource Centre ~ 90% of landings (by weight) were to be physically monitored DOCKSIDE MONITORING

6 Commercial cod fishery landings were also subject to the Dockside Monitoring Program Total of 100 ports in 4R 3Pn: 36 with 100% dockside monitoring 64 with random dockside monitoring in 3Ps: 37 ports with random dockside monitoring The remaining have with 100% dockside monitoring ~ 90% of landings (by weight) were to be physically monitored DOCKSIDE MONITORING

7 MONITORING - FISHERY OFFICER PATROLS There are ~ 100 Fishery Officers stationed in NL Region. In 2007: Officers spent 6,452 hours on the recreational groundfish fishery: 4,460 patrol hours and 1,992 hrs on other activities 2,051 vessel checks and 4,599 persons checked Officers spent 16,266 hours on the commercial / stewardship cod fishery: 5,984 patrol hours and 10,274 on other activities (mostly investigations) 949 vessel checks and 1185 persons checked

8 RECREATIONAL FISHERY MONITORING Fishery Officers recorded daily estimates, for their areas of responsibility, of: –average weight of cod caught, –average number of cod per person, –average number of persons per boat, and –number of boat trips made. Estimates based on observations during patrols, knowledge of local area, and on other available information. Information on weather conditions, patrols and inspections also recorded.

9 RECREATIONAL FISHERY MONITORING Fishery Officer information was rolled up by Detachments on a weekly basis, and sent to RHQ for roll-up.

10 MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - WEATHER

11 MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY – PARTICIPATION 2007 Estimated number of participants by NAFO Division and week NAFO DivWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Total 2J K 4,4613,5662,8562,9233,56117,366 3L 3,1903,9624,8063,84612,40228,206 3PN ,170 3PS 1,4861,7651, ,2017,170 4R 2,6353,4222,8442,1511,28912,341 ALL 12,78213,40813,08610,45019,44569,170

12 MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - LANDINGS 2007 Estimated total weight of cod landed (kg) by NAFO Division and week NAFO DivWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Total 2J ,706 5,085 3K 28,00323,59720,03726,28942,257140,182 3L 28,14125,66937,37524,462110,085225,733 3PN 4,6162,8203,3262,4425,36418,567 3PS 12,81615,45514,9487,44811,57862,244 4R 15,15424,82719,18612,6286,06977,865 ALL 89,31192,73095,60074,974177,059529,675

13 Estimated cumulative weekly catches by NAFO Division MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - LANDINGS 2007

14 Summary of weather conditions, number of participants, and catches – All NL MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - SUMMARY

15 MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - FISH SIZE

16 Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Totals Est. # persons participating 12,78213,40813,08610,45019,44569,170 Est. # of boat trips 4,7435,1054,8853,9447,82326,500 # of persons checked ,599 # of boats checked ,051 Fisher inspection rate 7.3%3.9%5.8%5.2%9.5%6.6% Boat inspection rate 7.6%4.6%6.6%5.8%11.5%7.7% MONITORING OF REC. FISHERY - INSPECTION RATES

17 COMPLIANCE - “OCCURRENCES” Fishery Officers recorded a total of 648 “ Occurrences ” (including complaints, etc) DIVISION COD OCCURRENCES Commercial /Stewardship Fishery Recreational Fishery Total 2J729 3K L Ps Pn011 4R Total

18 COMPLIANCE - VIOLATIONS There were a significant number of violations detected in both the commercial / stewardship fishery and the recreational cod fishery.

19 COMPLIANCE - VIOLATIONS

20 The 64 charges laid in the commercial / stewardship fishery arising from only 25 separate incidents, and were for: –fishing during close time –failing to tend gear, or leaving gear out after season, –landing fish without having it monitored, and –registration / licence. The 56 charges in the recreational fishery arose from 28 separate incidents, and were for: –fishing during close time and –exceeding daily bag limits –Illegal buy / sell.

21 COMPLIANCE – RECREATIONAL VIOLATIONS Violations in recent NL recreational groundfish fisheries by year (all NL)

22 SUMMARY – RECREATIONAL FISHERY Well monitored with high compliance Relatively short time-frame manageable Positive response from public and enforcement personnel

23 THE END THANK YOU


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