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Total Allowable Catch(TAC) management system

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Total Allowable Catch(TAC) management system
TAC(Total Allowable Catch) overview
  • Definition

    - The fisheries resources management system that allows only a certain amount of catch within a designated limit by setting up the amount of annual catches for specific species

  • Background

    - Compliance with the convention as a Party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
    - Increasing need for system supplementation due to the traditional fishery management limitation
    (e.g. overfishing, catch reduction)

Contents
  • (Status) TAC was first introduced for 4 species in 1999, applied and managed for 12 species in 2020
    * Chub mackerel, Jack mackerel, Red snow crab, Snow crab, Comb pen shell, Swimming crab, Common squid, Sandfish, Spiny top shell, Mottled Skate ray, Purplish washington clam, Manila clam

    ** (`99)4species→(`01)7/4→(`02)8/5→(`03)9/7→(`07)10/10→(`09)11/13→(`20)12/14

    - Target species for the TAC are voluntarily designated through conference but the government has established a legal basis
    for designating specific species for fisheries resources recovery

    * Promulgation(3.24) and enforcement(9.25) of partial amendment of 「FISHERY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT」

    *** Pilot project(species) : Small yellow croaker, Large head hairtail, Spanish mackerel
  • (Strategic Direction) Expantion of TAC target species to 50% of the domestic catch quantities for sustainable fisheries resources management(‘22)
    * TAC management ratio to domestic catch ('19) 31% → ('22) 50% → ('30) 80%
Benefits
  • (Status) TAC was first introduced for 4 species in 1999, applied and managed for 12 species

    - Target species for the TAC are voluntarily designated through conference but the government has established a legal basis for designating specific species for fisheries resources recovery