Notices to Fish Harvesters
Halibut - 4RST - Upper and Middle North Shore - Competitive
Second opening period for the Atlantic halibut summer competitive fishery Season 2018
ATLANTIC HALIBUT – NAFO 4RST DIVISIONS
FIXED GEAR FLEET OF LESS THAN 19.81 m OF THE UPPER AND MIDDLE NORTH SHORE
oBJECT: Second opening period for the Atlantic halibut summer competitive fishery
Sept-Îles – August 2 2018,
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region announces the opening of a second fishing period for the Atlantic Halibut of NAFO divisions 4RST for the portion of the Upper and Middle North shore (UMNS) fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m based from Rivière-au-Tonnerre to Natashquan.
Following discussions with industry representatives and given the residual allocation available, a random draw has been performed among the licence holders who took part to the first fishing period to select seven (7) fishermen. These fishermen are authorized to take part to the second fishing period.
The Atlantic halibut summer fishery will re-open from 4:00 (EDT) on August 7, 2018, to noon (12:00) (EDT) on August 8, 2018. A new individual maximum catch limit is established for the second fishing period, according to the number of participants and the residual quota available, and appears on the Conditions of licence. Other management measures are specified in the 2018-2019 Conservation-based harvesting plan for the Atlantic halibut fishery in NAFO divisions 4RST for the UMNS fixed gear fleet, amended on August 1, 2018, which will soon be available at the following address: https://inter-l01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/applications/opti-opei/notice-avis-eng.php?region_id=4&sub_type_id=5&type=1&display_option=1.
The seven licence holders selected by draw and having confirmed to Fisheries and Oceans Canada their interest in taking part to the second fishing period will receive new Conditions of licence through the National Online Licensing System.
For additional information, please contact:
North Shore area
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
418-962-6314 / Toll free: 1-800-463-1729
Note: In case of discrepancies between the English and the French versions, the latter prevails.
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