Total Allowable Catch (TAC)

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Definition of Total Allowable Catch (TAC):
The total allowable catch (TAC) is a catch limit set for a particular fishery, generally for a year or a fishing season. TACs are usually expressed in tonnes of live-weight equivalent, but are sometimes set in terms of numbers of fish.[1]
This is the common definition for Total Allowable Catch (TAC), other definitions can be discussed in the article

See also

EU fishing rules


  1. Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.