Notices to Fish Harvesters

Snow Crab - 12 (12,18, 25, 26)

Electronic logbooks – choosing an application and obtaining a key


Lobster areas, 19, 20, 21 and 22

Herring (gillnets), area 16

Bait fishery (herring, mackerel and capelin), areas 15 and 16

Snow crab, area 12

Estuary and Gulf shrimp

Norther shrimp (Area 6)


Electronic logbooks – choosing an application and obtaining a key



Quebec– April 23 2018


Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec region announces the qualification of client applications for the majority of the electronic logbook project phase I fleets and the implementation of the electronic logbook (Elog) key module.

With respect to the Notice to fish harvesters published February 8th 2018, the Department reminds fish harvesters that in 2018 the use of the electronic logbook (Elog) is optional for the fleets listed below:  

Furthermore, the use of the Elog is mandatory for the Gaspe Lobster fleet (areas 19, 20, 21).

It is important to remember that the Elog should be mandatory for all of these fleets as of 2019 and that only client applications (software) qualified by Fisheries and Ocean Canada (DFO) can now be used.

To this effect, the Department invites the Elog project phase I fleets’ fish harvesters to visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s website at From there, fish harvesters will be able to view the list of qualified client applications and obtain their Elog key. Note that at the present time, no client application has obtained the status of qualification for the shrimp fishery.

Fish harvesters that wish to use Elogs during the 2018 season must take the following precautions:

The Elog key is a string of 25 characters generated by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Elog key module. To transmit Elog data to the Department, fish harvesters must obtain an Elog key and store it in their client application.

For assistance in obtaining the Elog key, you may contact the client service at 1‑877‑535‑7303. If your Licence conditions don’t allow the use of Elogs, contact your area office.

Magdalen Islands area office: 418-986-2095

Gaspésie-Lower-Saint-Lawrence area office: 418-368-5559 ou 1-877-898-5559

North-shore area office : 418-962-6314 ou 1-800-463-1729


For more information relating to electronic log books, you can contact fisheries management :


Maryse Lemire,

Regional director for fisheries management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Quebec City, (Quebec)


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