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Halibut - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear less than 13,71m - I(t)Q - Association des morutiers traditionnels de la Gaspésie

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Atlantic Halibut TAC

May 19, 2017  




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








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






Steve Trottier






Senior Regional Advisor




Fisheries and Oceans Canada




Québec, QC






David Coffin






Senior Regional Advisor




Fisheries and Oceans Canada


St. John’s, NL




Jennifer Ford






Senior Regional Advisor




Fisheries and Oceans Canada




Dartmouth, NS






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