Large Pelagics

Since tunas and swordfish are highly migratory fish that range over the entire Atlantic Ocean, they are managed internationally by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Canada is one of more than 40 Contracting Parties of ICCAT. Although Canada’s catches are relatively low in the Atlantic-wide scheme of things, DFO plays a key role in the scientific and management committees, consistent with Canada’s strategy to strengthen International Fisheries Governance.

Large Pelagics Topics