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Management procedure A pre-agreed framework for recommending or making fisheries management decisions, such as setting catch limits, that is designed to achieve specific management objectives. A fully developed MP specifies which monitoring data will be collected, how the data will be analyzed and what harvest…

Harvest strategy A combination of monitoring, assessment, harvest control rules, and management actions designed to meet the stated objectives of a fishery. See also MCS and Management plan.

Harvest control rules Set of well-defined, pre-agreed management actions that describe how the harvest is to be managed (e.g., catch or effort-related limits) based on the state of a specified indicator(s) of stock status. Changes in stock status indicators must be measured against appropriate biological…

Harvest policy General guidelines specifying how harvest levels should be set or how much fishing should be allowed.