Georges Bank, southwest Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy groundfish are economically important for the region. Cod, haddock and yellowtail flounder on Georges Bank are considered transboundary resources and are subject to directed fisheries in both Canadian and United States waters. Staff participate in the Transboundary Resource Assessment Committee (TRAC) and the Transboundary Management Guidance Committee (TMGC) where these Georges Bank stocks are assessed and managed cooperatively. The Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy groundfish stocks, including cod and pollock, are assessed in the DFO Maritimes Regional Advisory Process (RAP), where our staff play an important leadership role.
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