Presentation on theme: "MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE 2007 COD FISHERIES March 26, 2008 Conservation & Protection Division."— Presentation transcript:
MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE 2007 COD FISHERIES March 26, 2008 Conservation & Protection Division
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.
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)
Commercial / Stewardship fishery 570 “ sea days ” by At-Sea Observers 380 cod fishery deployments MONITORING – AT SEA OBSERVERS
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
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
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
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.
RECREATIONAL FISHERY MONITORING Fishery Officer information was rolled up by Detachments on a weekly basis, and sent to RHQ for roll-up.
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.
COMPLIANCE – RECREATIONAL VIOLATIONS Violations in recent NL recreational groundfish fisheries by year (all NL)
SUMMARY – RECREATIONAL FISHERY Well monitored with high compliance Relatively short time-frame manageable Positive response from public and enforcement personnel