Notices to Fish Harvesters
Halibut - 4RST - Upper and Middle North Shore - Competitive
Notice to Fish Harvesters - 2019
of the competitive Spring fishery for the ATLANTIc halibut 4RST
Upper and middle north shore fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m
Sept-Îles – May 7, 2019
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 Tadoussac to Sept-Îles.
The fishery will re-open from May 9, 2019 at 05 h (EDT) to May 11, 2019 at noon (12 h) (EDT). In order to ensure the respect of the residual allocation available, the following measures applies:
A new Individual Maximum Catch Limit (IMCL) is established for the second fishing period. Each licence holder eligible to take part to the second fishing period is authorized to catch a maximum of 1 090 kg of Atlantic halibut (round weight).
As stipulated in the Notice to fish harvesters issued on April 26, 2019, only fish harvesters who participated to the first period and respected their IMCL are allowed to take part to the second fishing period.
Would Individual Quotas (IQ) be developed for the 2019-2020 management year, IMCL overruns incurred by a licence holder in 2018-2019 will be deducted by a one-to-one factor from next year’s IQ.
Longline is the only gear authorized, with a maximum of 1 000 hooks except for holders of a groundfish licence that have not been active for many years, which are authorized to use 15% of this quantity (which means 150 hooks), as stipulated in the Conservation-based harvesting plan (CHP).
Eligible fish harvesters will receive their Conditions of licence through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).
The other management measures are described in the 2018-2019 CHP, available at the following address:
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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