Notices to Fish Harvesters

Herring - 15

Notice to Fish Harvesters - 2018



Sept-Îles – June 22, 2018 


Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region announces the opening of the herring fishery in fishing area 15 on June 23, 2018 at 0:01 am. However, in order to reduce the fishing effort in the Blanc-Sablon area, the fishery with mobile gear will open on July 3, 2018 at 0:01 within the portion of area 15 corresponding to NAFO 4Sw sub-division. Moreover, the mobile gear fishery will be closed in 4Sw sub-division every week-end from 13h on Friday to 19h on Sunday (Eastern Daylight Time). No fishing activities with purse seines will be authorized during those closing periods. 


Eligible harvesters wishing to participate in this fishery can now obtain their herring Conditions of licence through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS). Please recall that licence holders must now comply with the new management measures to protect marine mammals. Licence holders must declare any lost fishing gear to Fisheries and Oceans Canada and provide information related to all interactions with marine mammals that occur during fishing trips. The recording and reporting requirements for these management measures are detailed in the Conditions of licence.  


Furthermore, dockside monitoring which was exceptionally suspended is now reinstated on landings from purse seine and trap fishing, with a targeted coverage rate of 25% in 2018. 

The total allowable catch of herring (TAC) for the entire area 15 has been established at 4 000 tons for 2018.


For more information  

You can obtain additional information concerning the management measures and the fishing areas on our website at information concerning service delivery modifications at


Andrew Rowsell 

Director, North-Shore area 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 

Quebec City 

418 640-2636




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