Notices to Fish Harvesters

Halibut - 4RST - Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence - Fixed Gear less than 13,71m - I(t)Q - Association des morutiers traditionnels de la Gaspésie

GEAR MARKING EASTERN CANADA for non-tended fixed gear fisheries, crab trap fisheries and lobster trap fisheries MANDATORY COLOUR SCHEME 2020-04-22

MANDATORY COLOUR SCHEME (Region and Species colours)

 

GLF - blue

MAR - black

NL - red

QC - green

Multi-region fishery 1

Toad crab

X

purple

   

X

purple

X

purple

   

Rock crab

X

Blue*

X

blue

X

blue

X

blue

   

Lobster

X

yellow

X

yellow

X

yellow

X

yellow

   

Whelk

X

white

X

white

X

white

X

white

   

Snow crab

X

orange

X

orange

X

orange

X

orange

X

orange

Gillnet - small pelagic

X

grey

X

grey

X

grey

X

grey

   

Gillnet – groundfish

X

brown

X

brown

X

brown

X

brown

   

Longline

X

pink

X

pink

X

pink

X

pink

   

Squid (trap)

       

X

green

       

Cod (trap/pot)

       

X

red*

       

Shrimp trap

   

X

green

           

Hagfish

   

X

black*

           

Red crab

   

X

red

           

Jonah crab

   

X

purple

           

LFA 41

   

X

Red/white pattern 2

           

Scientific licences3

X

black / white pattern 2

X

black / white pattern 2

X

black / white pattern 2

X

black / white pattern 2

 

 

 

*Blue & blue, black & black and/or red & red combination means there should be two distinct strands of the same colour interlaced within the same rope section (one single strand is not acceptable)

 

1 “Multi-region fishery” is specific to instances of inter-regionally managed fisheries, where each Region is wholly responsible for managing their own fleet but they share the exact same fishing area, licence conditions, and so on, as another fleet in another Region.  Each Region issues the same licence conditions to their harvesters.  A common base colour was given to ensure a regional division was not created within a shared industry.  

 

2 Pattern strand is necessary as no other solid colours are available.  The selected fisheries must use a twine that contains a two colour pattern on one of the single strands (white/black pattern, red/white pattern).  This is to be used in addition to the Regional colour. See Annex 4 for a pamphlet showing examples of twine colours such as a red/white pattern strand colour (named “Oh Canada” in pamphlet). 

 

3 The “Scientific licence” colour scheme implementation is subject to regional analysis on a case by case basis depending on the type of activity being conducted.

EASTERN CANADA COLOUR SCHEME PER FISHING AREA (third colour)

FOR LOBSTER & SNOW CRAB

 

As some of the  interregional snow crab fisheries in the Gulf of St Lawrence already have some colour marking, efforts were made to avoid completely new colour schemes. 

 

The following is the Eastern Canada break down of the colour scheme for lobster and snow crab fishing areas, per Region:

-       the double stacked cells represent the regional colour (top) and species colour (bottom), with the single cell immediately to their right representing the fishing area colour.

 

Additional notes:

-        Areas showing “none” in the single cell means that a third colour is not applied.

-        Some licence holdershold licences to fish for the same species in multiple fishing areas within the same Region.  Unless otherwise specified, the category “Multipleareaincludes these fish harvesters only.  This was done so markings do not have to be interchanged between fishing areas.

 

GULF REGION

 

Lobster fishing area colours

 

23

24

25

26A

26B

Multiple areas

blue

red

blue

green

Blue

none

blue

white

blue

black

blue

yellow

yellow

Yellow

Yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

Snow Crab fishing area colours

 

12

12E

12F

19

Multiple areas

yellow

none

yellow

yellow

yellow

blue

blue

green

blue

yellow

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

Toad crab fishing area colour

 

24

blue

white

orange


  

 

MARITIMES REGION

 

Lobster fishing area colours

 

27

28

29

30

31A

31B

32

black

blue

black

grey

black

brown

black

yellow / black pattern

black

pink

black

purple

black

white

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

33

34

35

36

38

Black

orange

black

none

black

green

black

red

black

black

Yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

41

multiple areas

black

none

black

yellow

red/white

yellow

 

Snow crab fishing area colours

 

North-ENS

23

24

4x

Multiple areas

black

none

black

green

black

black

black

blue

black

yellow

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

  

 

NEWFOUNLAND & LABRADOR REGION

 

Lobster fishing area colours

 

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

red

red / white pattern

red

black / white pattern

red

yellow / black pattern

red

orange

red

green

red

black

red

brown

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

10

11

12

13A

13B

red

grey

red

none

red

red

red

blue

red

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

14A

14B

14C

red

white

red

purple

red

pink

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

Snow crab management area colours

 

2J North

2J South

3A

3B, 3C, 3BC

3D

4

5A

red

blue

red

blue

red

black / white pattern

red

yellow / black pattern

red

black / blue pattern

red

yellow / green pattern

red

red / white pattern

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

6A

6B

6C, 8A

9A

3LNO < 65'

3NO  > 65'

11E

red

pink / blue pattern

red

red / green pattern

red

orange

red

black

red

purple

red

grey

red

pink

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

11W

10A Inner

10A Outer, 10B, 11S

Outside 8 mile

Area 12 inshore

13

red

red

 

brown

 

white

 

yellow

 

green

 

none

orange

         

 


 

QUEBEC REGION

 

Lobster fishing area colours

 

15

16

17

18

19

20A

20B

green

red

green

green

green

black

green

blue

green

brown

green

white

green

grey

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

21

22

Multiple areas

green

orange

green

none

green

yellow

yellow

yellow

yellow

 

 

Snow crab fishing area colours

 

12

12A

12B

12C

12E

12F

13

yellow

none

green

green

green

blue

green

pink

yellow

yellow

yellow

blue

green

none

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

14

15

16

16A

17

Multiple areas

green

white

green

orange

green

red

green

none

green

black

green

yellow

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

orange

 

 

Toad crab fishing area colour

 

12

yellow

purple

Orange

 

 


ANNEX 1

Interlacing coloured twine within existing rope

 

Figure A - Colour combo identifying Region and Species

as per colour scheme this is Quebec (green), snow crab (orange) interlaced on same rope section

 

 

Figure B - Colour combo identifying Region, Species and Fishing Area

Region & species interlaced on same section of rope, Fishing area on subsequent section of rope

as per colour scheme this would be Quebec (green), snow crab (orange), CFA 12A (green)

 

 

 

ANNEX 2

Parts of a rope

 

 

ANNEX 3

New rope with Integrated coloured yarns

 

Colour combo identifying Region, Species and Fishing Area throughout full length of rope:

-       Region & species coloured yarns interlaced on same strand

-       Fishing area coloured yarn interlaced on a subsequent strand

as per colour scheme this would be Maritimes (black), lobster (yellow), LFA 35 (green)