M&C Panel Reports

 Risk Assessments in the Pacific Fishieres for BC & Yukon (2017)

The M&C Panel has published Risk Assessments in the Pacific Fisheries for BC & Yukon as an overview of DFO’s risk assessment process and its risk assessment tool. All commercial, recreational, and food, social and ceremonial fisheries will undergo risk assessments, based on DFO’s Strategic Framework for Fishery Monitoring & Catch Reporting in the Pacific Fisheries.

Next Steps in Fishery Monitoring & Catch Reporting in BC & Yukon (2017)

Here is another important M&C Panel publication: Next Steps in Fishery Monitoring & Catch Reporting in BC & Yukon. The publication is an introduction to DFO’s Strategic Framework for Fishery Monitoring & Catch Reporting in the Pacific Fisheries. The Strategic Framework is aimed at identifying ecological risk and resource management considerations specific to each fishery and, based on that assessment, to determine an appropriate level of monitoring and reporting for that fishery.

Here are some earlier reports of the Panel:

What's the Catch?  Values & Principles for Changing the Conversation (2013)

The Panel's vision is to have accessible, accurate, and timely fisheries information, so there is sufficient information and public confidence for fisheries to be managed sustainably and to meet other reporting obligations and objectives. What's the Catch  sums up the values and principles behind the Panel's work.

Perspectives & Recommendations to Improve Fisheries Monitoring & Compliance in Pacific Fisheries (2012)

Perspectives and Recommendations to Improve Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance in Pacific Fisheries reviews the value of collaborative approaches and describes the current landscape of catch reporting and compliance in Pacific Fisheries. It highlights the need for a more integrated approach, assesses some current methods and underlines how the Monitoring & Complience Panel pursued its objectives, tasks, and roles. It looks at monitoring and compliance, in particular the merits of engaging local restorative processes in resolving fisheries conflicts, with guiding principles, process and outcome guidelines, and incentives and penalties, as well as a set of recommendations.

Charting our Course (2011)

In Charting Our Course, the Panel offers a roadmap for improving monitoring and compliance in all harvest sectors in the Pacific fisheries, including through use of a consistent evaluation framework to conduct regular reviews of monitoring programs and to track and communicate improvements and future priorities.