Total Allowable Harvest/ Total Allowable Take

Each subpopulation of polar bears in Canada has a quota for each jurisdiction, or total allowable harvest (TAH)/total allowable take (TAT) that limits the number of bears that can be harvested each year. Between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2015, the average annual removal of bears (including harvest and kills in defense of life and property) in Canada was about 600. Almost all human-caused mortalities are subtracted from the TAH for the current year. The total number of bears hunted in populations managed or co-managed by Nunavut, the jurisdiction with the largest population of polar bears, was approximately 415 from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, with a TAH of 468 bears.