Notices to Fish Harvesters

Greenland Halibut (turbot) - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear less than 13,71m - Competitive



Gaspe – June 14, 2017


Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region solicits the 4RST Greenland halibut licence holders of the Gaspe Peninsula fixed gear of less than 13.71 m under a competitive regime to file their interest to participate to the second opening period for this fishery.


The fishery of the residual allocation following the end of the first opening period will be allowed from June 23. Depending on the number of eligible fishers who have expressed their interest, a random draw may be conducted to limit the number of participants.

To ensure compliance with the available allocation, an Individual maximum catch limit (IMCL) will be based on the number of participants. The exact duration of the fishing period will be determined according to the IMCL.

According to the Notice to fish harvesters released on May 4, only eligible fishers can participate in the second opening period.

Eligible fish harvesters who wish to participate into this second fishing period must indicate their interest to one or the other of the following organizations by phone or in person before June 20 at 12:00 (noon). No demand received at DFO will be taken into account.


Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du Nord de la Gaspésie

Tel. : 418-566-2739,

159, Saint-Pierre street, Bureau 303, Matane (Quebec) G4W 2B8

Association des capitaines propriétaires de la Gaspésie inc.

Tel. : 418-269-7701

1, de la Langevin street,

Rivière-au-Renard (Quebec) G4X 5G4

Every fish harvester who filed their interest to participate to this fishery makes a commitment to respect the conditions listed in the present Notice to fish harvesters and in the Notice issued on May 4, 2017.


Fish harvesters who have expressed an interest and who have been selected, as the case may be, will receive automatically their Conditions of licencebefore the opening of the fishery. To obtain their Conditions of licence 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


You can obtain additional information on management measures and fishing areas on our website at


For additional information


Please communicate with the above organizations.  


Resource Management


Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence area


Fisheries and Oceans Canada


418-368-5559 / Toll free: 1-877-898-5559




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




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