Notices to Fish Harvesters

Halibut - 4RST - Upper and Middle North Shore - Competitive

Notice to Fish Harvesters - 2019

 

cALL OF INTEREST for the competitive SUMMER fishery for the ATLANTIc halibut 4RST AND announcment of the opening of the fishery for the Upper and middle north shore fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 

Sept-Îles – July 17, 2019  

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region announces the opening of the Summer fishery for the Atlantic halibut of NAFO divisions 4RST by the portion of the Upper and Middle North Shore (UMNS) fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m based from Sheldrake to Natashquan. The fishery will be authorized from July 25, 2019 at 03 h (EDT) to July 31, 2019 at 15 h 00 (EDT). 

Authorized fishers must indicate their interest in participating in the fishery. 

In order to respect the available allocation, the following measures applies: 

Longline is the only gear authorized, with a maximum of 500 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 75 hooks), as stipulated in the Conservation-based Harvesting Plan (CHP) of the Atlantic Halibut fishery in NAFO divisions 4RST by the UMNS fixed gear fleet of less than 19.81 m in 2019-2020. Other management measures are specified in the CHP

Eligible fish harvesters who wish to indicate their interest in participating in this fishery must ask for their Conditions of licence through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) at the latest on Monday, July 22 at 23 h 59 (EDT). No request received after this date will be taken into account. 

With reference to the Notices to Fish Harvesters issued on April 12, 2019 and July 10, 2019, respectively, additional management measures to report and minimize the risks of interaction with marine mammals, including a closure protocol in the event of the presence of North Atlantic right whales, are in effect in Quebec fisheries. For more details on these measures, please refer to the Notices to Fish Harvesters available on our website: 

https://inter-l01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/applications/opti-opei/notice-avis-detail-eng.php?pub_id=1851&todo=view&type=1&region_id=4&sub_type_id=5&species=130&area=1887

 

https://inter-l01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/applications/opti-opei/notice-avis-detail-eng.php?pub_id=1932&todo=view&type=1&region_id=4&sub_type_id=5&species=130&area=1887

For additional information, please contact: 

Resource management  

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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