Notices to Fish Harvesters

Halibut - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear less than 13,71m - Competitive - Lobster Fishers Group A125

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS - OPENING OF THE 4RST ATLANTIC HALIBUT - GASPÉ FIXED GEAR FLEET OF LESS THAN 13.71 METRES - LOBSTER FISHERS GROUP

 

 OPENING OF THE 4RST ATLANTIC HALIBUT 

GASPÉ FIXED GEAR FLEET OF LESS THAN 13.71 METRES

LOBSTER FISHERS GROUP

 

Gaspé – July 12, 2017

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region announces the opening of the 4RST Atlantic Halibut fishery for the licence holders of the Gaspé fixed gear fleet of less than 13.71 m from the Lobster fishers group.

The fishery of an allocation of 43 t, under a competitive regime with individual maximum catch limit (IMCL), will be authorized from July 13, 4:30 AM to July 17, 12:00 PM (noon) (EDT).

Given the number of fishermen who notified the Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie (RPPSG) of their interest in participating in this fishery, an initial Individual maximum catch limit catch limit (IMCL) of 800 kg was established.

Only longline is authorized, with a maximum of 1500 hooks.

Fishers are advised of the 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

 

Fishers are allowed to use a boat with a length less than 15.24 m regardless of their licence category or cubic number. In order to limit the potential latent fishing effort, no vessel rental will be authorized, unless exceptional circumstances.

If another opening is required, the residual allocation will be distributed, based on the same IMCL, by a draw amongst the licence holders that will have participated in the first opening.

Other management measures will be specified in the 2017 Conservation Harvesting Plan approved on July 12, 2017.

 

Fishers who registered for this fishery to the RPPSG will automatically receive their Conditions of licence online July 12. 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

 

For additional information

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

 

Resource Management

Gaspé-Lower St. Lawrence area

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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

 

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

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