Notices to Fish Harvesters

Halibut - 4RST - Magdalen Islands

Notice to Fish Harvesters - 2017-08-07


Modification of a fishing MANAGEMENT measure

HALIBUT 4RST

LESS THAN 19.81 M FIXED GEAR FLEET FROM MAGDALEN ISLANDS

season 2017


 

MAGDALEN ISLANDS – August 7, 2017

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announces a reduction in the number of fishing gear authorized for the less than 19.81 Fixed gear fleet from Magdalen Islands for the following fishing periods of the 2017 fishing season.

Due to the high catch rate of Atlantic halibut, DFO decreases the number of authorized fishing gear. The fishermen will therefore be allowed to fish with, have in their possession or have on board their fishing vessel 700 hooks during a fishing trip instead of 1000 initially provided in the Conservation Harvesting Plan 2017 for this fleet.

In addition, DFO wishes to remind fishermen that, as set out in the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985, “no person shall return to the water a groundfish caught while fishing for groundfish under the authority of a commercial licence.” As a result, all Atlantic halibut meeting the minimum size (85 cm) caught must be retained.


For additional information

Please call 418-986-2095.

 

Cédric Arseneau

A/Area Director

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Magdalen Islands


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