Notices to Fish Harvesters

Winter Flounder - Mobil Gear

MULTI-YEAR MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR SOME GROUNDFISH SPECIES

 

May 9, 2017  

 

Moncton, Québec, Dartmouth, St. John’s The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) today announces the multi-year management plan for some groundfish species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) divisions 3Pn,4RST, and provides a reminder of previous total allowable catch (TAC) decisions for the groundfish species currently managed under a multi-year plan.

 

 Species

Annual TAC

Time period

American plaice (4T)

   250 t

Closed

Cod (3Pn,4RS)

3,185 t

Until May 14, 2019

Cod (4TVn)

   300 t

Closed

White hake (4T)

     30 t

Closed

Winter flounder (4T)

   300 t

Until May 14, 2022

Witch flounder (4RST)

   500 t

Until May 14, 2022

Yellowtail flounder (4T)

   225 t

Until May 14, 2021

 

Total allowable catch for cod (3Pn,4RS), witch flounder (4RST) and winter flounder (4T).  A yearly TAC of 3,185 t for cod, will be established as of May 15, 2017 for a two year period for cod 3Pn,4RS representing an increase in keeping with the species’ rebuilding plan. 

A yearly TAC of 500 t for witch flounder and 300 t for winter flounder will be established as of May 15, 2017 for a five year period.

American plaice. The American plaice 4T directed fishery will be closed as of May 15, 2017. The maximum allowable by-catch of American plaice in other directed groundfish fisheries will now be 10% of the directed species. The existing TAC will be allocated as by-catch only.

  

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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