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Halibut - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear less than 13,71m - Competitive - Others Group A127

Atlantic Halibut TAC

May 19, 2017  

MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ATLANTIC HALIBUT

IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

 

Moncton, Québec, Dartmouth, St. John’s The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

today announces the management plan for Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

 

 

 

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) divisions 4RST.

 

 

 

A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,297 t for Atlantic halibut 4RST will be established for a

 

 

 

one year period from the May 15, 2017 until May 14, 2018. A quota of 50 t has been identified

under Section 10 of the Fisheries Act to pay the costs associated with an annual scientific

 

 

 

 

longline survey and tagging program. This allocation will be taken off the top of the 2017/2018

 

 

 

TAC.

 

 

 

The remaining quota (1,247 t) will be distributed based on the sharing formula announced in

 

 

 

2016 following the review of the inshore fixed gear shares. A quota of 310 t, representing

 

 

 

92.5 % of the mobile gear fleets share, will be distributed equally between eight fixed gear

 

 

 

inshore fleets currently involved in the directed Atlantic halibut fishery in 4RST.

 

 

 

As a result, the 2017-2018 initial allocations per fleet (calculated before quota reconciliation or

 

 

 

carry-forward of previously uncaught quota when applicable) are as follows:

 

Fleets Allocation (t)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern New Brunswick 83.67

 

 

 

Gulf Nova Scotia 56.20

 

 

 

Gulf Prince Edward Island 51.42

 

 

 

Western Newfoundland 317.17

 

 

 

Quebec North Shore 110.36

 

 

 

Gaspe 421.49

 

 

 

Magdalen Islands 86.02

 

 

 

Scotia Fundy 52.89

Mobile Gear ˂ 19.81 m 10.96

 

Fixed Gear 19.81 m 30.48 m 42.75

 

Mobile Gear 19.81 m 30.48 m 3.21

 

Vessels ˃ 30.48 m 10.96

 

 

 

 

Scientific survey 50

 

Total 1,297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

Cécile Lavoie

 

 

 

 

 

A/Senior Regional Advisor

 

 

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

 

 

Moncton, NB

 

 

 

506-851-2033

 

Steve Trottier

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Regional Advisor

 

 

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

 

 

Québec, QC

 

 

 

418-648-4946

 

David Coffin

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Regional Advisor

 

 

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

St. John’s, NL

 

709-772-2916

 

Jennifer Ford

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Regional Advisor

 

 

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

 

 

Dartmouth, NS

 

 

 

902-221-5731

 

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