Only a quarter of Canada’s fish populations can confidently be considered healthy, with worrying decreases in economically important crustaceans and ecologically essential forage fish.
Data is missing for more than a third of Canada’s fisheries. This makes it difficult to near impossible to accurately assess their health or determine how to sustainably manage them.
Government actions to support rebuilding have stalled. At the current rate, it will take 37 years before Canada has developed plans for rebuilding all critically depleted populations.
*per cent of maximum sustainable yield or equivalent proxy.
Assess how healthy fish populations are using the best available science
Determines how many fish are removed and if harvesters are obeying the rules
Missing mackerel data
Planning and making decisions for the long-term health of the fishery
Continuing to overfish cod