Total Allowable Catch, means the maximum quantity of fish of individual species or groups of species made available annually or during such other period of time as may be prescribed, for continual recreational, subsistence, commercial and foreign fishing in terms of Section 14.
Refer to Page 14 of the MLRA.
What is the Total Applied Effort? (TAE)
Total applied effort, means the maximum number of fishing vessels, the type, size and engine power thereof or the fishing method applied thereby for which fishing vessel licences or permits to fish may be issued for individual species or groups of species or the maximum number of persons on board a fishing vessel for which fishing licences or permits may be issued to fish individual species or groups of species.
The 2018 Operational Management Procedure for the South African sardine and anchovy resources
This document details OMP-18, the Operational Management Procedure (OMP) to be used to recommend total allowable catches (TACs) and bycatches (TABs) for sardine Sardinops sagax and anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in South African waters’. ¹
The OMP was adopted by the Scientific Working Group and it was used to recommend catch and bycatch limits for 2019 to 2021. The document still stands.
¹ C.L. de Moor, MARAM (Marine Resource Assessment and Management Group), Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa.
Refer to page 20 and 22 of the MLRA, Chapter 3, Part 1, Section 14
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