Set commercial catch quotas
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Background information and definitions
Commercial fishing and harvest quotas (such as ‘Total Allowable Catch’) are a means by which many governments and local regulatory bodies regulate biological resources i.e. species stocks. Setting catch quotas for specific fisheries (for instance cod), can potentially reduce the pressure on other species not targeted by the fishery but commonly affected or caught during fishing operations.
See also: Set unwanted catch quotas.