Notices to Fish Harvesters
Greenland Halibut (turbot) - 4RST - Quebec - Fixed Gear less than 19,81m QIT (General)
Turbot - EF - moins de 65' - Avis aux pêcheurs - 2017 (vE) 2017-05-12
4RST GREENLAND HALIBUT - FIXED GEAR FLEETS QUEBEC REGION
SUBJECT: Announcement of the Fishery Management Measures
Quebec – May 12, 2017
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec region informs Greenland Halibut fish harvesters from Québec region fixed gear fleets of the 2017-2018 fishing season management measures.
The Greenland Halibut total allowable catch (TAC) is established at 4 500 tons for the fishing season 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. The Québec’s fixed gear fleets allocation corresponds to 82% of the allocation of the fixed gear fleet less than 19.81 m of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. On the basis of the TAC of 4 500 t, Québec’s fleets share an overall allocation of 3 107 t (including a 295 t temporary transfer coming from the less than 19,81 m mobile gear fleet) distributed according to the established sharing formula :
Fleet under individual transferable quotas (ITQ) regime
2 478.3 t
Fleet under ITQ regime from the Lower North Shore
Fleet from the Lower North Shore non ITQ Program
Fleet less than 13.71 m under competitive regime from the Gaspe Peninsula
Fleet 13.71 m and greater under ITQ regime from Gaspe Peninsula (Others)
Fleet under competitive regime from Upper and Middle North Shore
In accordance with the implementation of quota reconciliation and the carry forward project on residual quotas, competitive and ITQs quotas will be adjusted, if applicable, in the next few weeks.
The fishing season will open on May 15, 2017 for the fleet under individual transferable quotas (ITQ) regime. With regard to other fleets, the opening will be announced later, following discussions with the concerned fish harvesters associations.
The Conservation Harvesting Plan (CHP) elements were discussed at the Regional Greenland Halibut Management Committee (RGHMC) in March 2017. The management measures for the CHP 2015-2017 will be renewed in the CHP 2017-2019 attached to this Notice.
To obtain license conditions, fish harvesters must access the National Online Licensing System. For National Online Licensing System assistance, please contact customer support by phone at 1-877-535-7307 or by email at email@example.com.
You can obtain additional information on management measures and fishing areas on our website at http://www.qc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/peches-fisheries/commerciale-commercial/index-eng.html and information regarding changes to service delivery at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/sdc-cps/index-eng.htm. You may contact your DFO office for more information.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Quebec, (Quebec)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada North Shore Area Office
Gaspe Peninsula and Lower St- Lawrence Area Office
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