Notices to Fish Harvesters

Snow Crab - 12B

Implementation of the electronic logbook for Quebec fleets 2019-02-11

Quebec– February 11 2019

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec region reminds the commercial fishery intervening parties that the use of the electronic logbook (Elog) will be mandatory in some fleets (2nd year of implementation) and optional (1st year of implementation) in others for the 2019 fishing season.



Fishing areas

Season 2019


19, 20, 21, 22


Herring (gillnets)

16A, 16B, 16D



Fish for bait – herring and mackerel (gillnets)



Fish for bait – herring and mackerel(gillnets)




Group A and Group B areas 6, 8, 9, 10, 12



Snow crab

 12, 12A, 12B, 12E, 12F, 16, 17




17B (Anticosti)


Commercial mackerel (gillnets)






How can I start using Elogs?

Go to the Elogs site at:

  1. Find your region and your fleet to get a list of qualified software.

  2. Select a DFO qualified software from the list of suppliers.

  3. Obtain your Elog key

Click on the « get your Elog key » link. Enter your Government of Canada Key User ID (GCKey) and password, the same ones you use to access the National Online Licensing System. Your Elog Key and instructions will appear.


We remind fish harvesters that Elogs are computer applications used onboard vessels which allow collection of catch and fishing effort data (e.g.: number of traps used, fishing positions, fishing time, etc.) These applications simplify data transfer to DFO and data exchange between users. Elogs modernize the way we do business; they promote a sustainable management of fishery resources and allow the industry to better respond to requests regarding traceability and eco certification.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada invites fish harvesters to look for upcoming information on this topic. A presentation on project updates will be made during the different advisory committees scheduled for the targeted species. Trainings will also be offered to fish harvesters before the start of the fishing season.

For more information relating to the Elog project, you can visit DFO's website or call 1-877-535-7307.

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