Fishery Notice

Category(s):
ABORIGINAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Halibut
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Other Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Rockfish Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish Seamount
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Gill Net
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Seine
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Herring Special Use
COMMERCIAL - Herring: Food and Bait
COMMERCIAL - Herring: Spawn on Kelp
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Crab
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Crab - Tanner
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Octopus by Trap
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Prawn and Shrimp by Trap
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Shrimp Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Squid - Neon Flying
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Anchovy
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Eulachon
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Mackerel
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Perch
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Sardine (Pilchard)
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Smelt
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Tuna
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Test Fishery
General Information
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish
Yukon/TBR - Commercial Salmon
Yukon/TBR - Domestic Salmon
Yukon/TBR - Recreational Salmon
Subject:
FN0069-General Information - Codes of Conduct for Shark Encounters


Codes of conduct for shark encounters have been posted online and can be found 
at the URL links provided below. These guidelines include boat handling 
procedures during visual encounters with Basking Sharks, as well as best 
practices for handling Canadian Pacific shark species during entanglement 
encounters. 
	
Code of conduct for sharks: 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/species-especes/shark-requin/conduct_shark-
conduite_requin-eng.html

Code of conduct for Basking Sharks: 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/species-especes/shark-requin/conduct_basking-
conduite_pelerin-eng.html
	
Shark populations are generally vulnerable to the threat of fishing induced 
mortality, including incidental capture and entanglement. Life history 
characteristics such as longevity, late age-at-maturity, and low fecundity make 
it difficult for shark populations to recover in abundance after depletion.
	
Out of fourteen shark species in Canadian Pacific waters, three species are 
listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus 
maximus) is listed as "Endangered", and the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus 
griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) are listed as species of "Special 
Concern".  
	
In order to address conservation concerns with shark species, it is important 
that measures are taken to reduce the mortality of sharks resulting from 
bycatch and entanglement. As such, commercial fishing licences have been 
amended to include a Condition of Licence for Basking Sharks that specifies 
mitigation measures in accordance with SARA permit requirements. 'Code of 
Conduct for Shark Encounters' documents have been developed to reduce the 
mortality of Basking Shark, as well as other Canadian Pacific shark species 
such as Bluntnose Sixgill and Tope Shark resulting from entanglement and 
bycatch in commercial, aquaculture, and recreational fisheries. 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Heather Brekke
SARA Marine Recovery Planner
604-658-2868

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0069
Sent January 29, 2014 at 1553