Notices to Fish Harvesters

Halibut - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear 13.71m and over - ITQ - Others Group

OPENING OF THE ATLANTIC HALIBUT 4RST FISHERY GASPÉ FIXED GEAR FLEET OF 13.71 m AND OVER GASPÉ LONGLINERS GROUP AND OTHERS GROUP

 

 

Gaspé – May 29, 2017

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region announces the opening of the Atlantic Halibut fishery for the Gaspé fixed gear fleet of 13.71 m and over under Individual transferable quotas (ITQ) regime.

 

According to the permanent sharing agreement of the Gaspé fixed gear fleet of 13.71 m and over, the initial allocation granted to the Gaspé longliners is 228.203 t while the one granted to the Others group is 34.431 t.

The fishery will be authorized from May 27, 4:30 (EDT) until October 31, 2017 with a maximum of 8000 hooks, used or aboard the vessel. The pilot project to harmonize the size of the hooks under which fishers are permitted to use up to 50% of hooks having a gape opening of 12.6 mm or more but less than 15.4 mm will continue in 2017-2018 for the last season.

Fishers are advised of the continued temporary closure of part of the 4T area, considering the excessive by-catch of cod, within the straight lines delineated by the following points:

1 49°02’00" N 64°10’00" W

2 48°31’00" N 62°37’00" W

3 48°23’00" N 63°08’00" W

4 48°46’00" N 64°10’00" W

5 49°02’00" N 64°10’00" W

 

Other management measures are grouped into the 2017-2019 4RST Atlantic halibut, 4RST Greenland halibut and 3Pn4RST Cod Conservation Harvesting Plan (CHP) for the Gaspé fixed gear fleet of 13.71 m and over approved May 26, 2017.

 

To obtain their Conditions of licence, fishers 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 fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

 

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.

 


For additional information


 

Please visit our website at the following address: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/commercial-commerciale-eng.html.


 


Resource management


Gaspe - Lower St. Lawrence Area


Fisheries and Oceans Canada


418-368-5559/1-877-898-5559 (toll free)


 


Note: In case of discrepancies between the English and the French versions, the latter prevails.


 

 

 

 

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