Notices to Fish Harvesters
Notice to fish harvesters - 2020-07-03
FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ORDER REGARDING AT-SEA OBSERVERS ON BOARD FISHING VESSELS
RENEWAL OF FMO # 2020-03
Quebec – July 3, 2020
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec region informs the fishing industry that pursuant to Subsection 9.5 of the Fisheries Act, the Minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans gives notice that the May 15, 2020 Fisheries Management Order (FMO) imposing the following requirements has been renewed pursuant to subsection 9.3(2) of the Fisheries Act:
1. All fishing activities authorized under the Fisheries Act must be carried out without any at-sea observer being onboard fishing vessels, except:
where At-sea observer companies have developed safe working procedures related to COVID-19 virus that align with federal, provincial and or territorial guidelines in place related to COVID-19 in the jurisdictions where at-sea observers they employ are to be deployed, and keep a record of these procedures for presentation to a fishery officer upon request; and
where At-Sea observer companies are satisfied that safe working procedures consistent with their own procedures are in place on vessels on which the observers they employ are to be deployed, and keep a record of these procedures for presentation to a fishery officer upon request.
2. Any person authorized to carry out fishing activities under the Fisheries Act is required to not authorize any at-sea observer to come on board any fishing vessel, unless the requirements in item 1 are met.
This renewed order comes into effect on June 28, 2020 and shall remain in effect for 45 days unless otherwise revoked or amended.
For additional information
Additional information on management measures and fishing areas is available on our website at: http://www.qc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/peches-fisheries/commerciale-commercial/index-eng.html
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry
Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.
Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to supporting our fisheries and aquaculture industry during these difficult times. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that you can continue to operate safely and effectively and we will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments.
Visit our website to find out more: http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/covid19/industry-industrie/index-eng.html
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