Notices to Fish Harvesters

Greenland Halibut (turbot) - 4RST - Upper and Middle North Shore - Fixed Gear less than 19,81m - Competitive

Notice to Fish Harvesters - 2019


4RST Greenland Halibut Fishery Opening 

Fixed Gear Fleet under 19.81

Upper and Middle North Shore 


 Sept-Îles, June 18, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announces the opening of the Greenland Halibut fishery for the Upper and Middle North Shore fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m under a competitive fishery regime. 

Following discussions with representatives from the industry, Greenland Halibut fishing by the Upper and Middle North Shore fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m under a competitive regime will be authorized as of June 19, 2019 at 4 h 30 (EDT). The closing date and time will be determined based on the catch rates and pace of landings and will be announced at a later date. 


The 2019-2020 quota allocated to fish harvesters under competitive regime from the Upper and Middle North Shore is of 23.1 t. From this quota, 0.4 t is set aside for covering bycatches during the directed fishery for other groundfish species, leaving 22.7 t for the directed fishery. 


Simultaneous fishing of Greenland halibut with gillnets and snow crab in Area 16 will be authorized on the same or different fishing expeditions provided that the fishing for both species is conducted in the same groundfish fishing subdivision.

Unless for exceptional circumstances, no vessel leasing involving boats outside the Upper and Middle North Shore under a competitive regime fleet will be authorized.

The other management measures are stipulated in the 2019-2021 Greenland Halibut Conservation Harvesting Plan, approved on May 27, 2019.

To obtain their Conditions of licence, fish harvesters must access the National Online Licensing System and place a request.

For more information, please contact:

Resource Management 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 

Sept-Îles, QC 

Tel.: 418-962-6314 / Toll free: 1-800-463-1729 

Fax: 418-962-1044 / Toll free: 1-800-463-0775 



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