Notices to Fish Harvesters

New inshore regulation (2021-03-17)




Quebec – March 17, 2021 

Crew Registry Requirement
Fisheries and Oceans Canada advises that on April 1, 2021, amended inshore regulations - the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 and the Maritimes Provinces Fishery Regulations, will come into effect. 

The  amended inshore regulations apply to inshore commercial licences across Atlantic Canada and Quebec, except:

Pursuant to Section 20 of the amended regulations, a Crew Registry is now required, and will be outlined in 2021 licence conditions. 

Crew registry

The inshore regulations require all Independent Core licence holders, and their approved Substitute Operators, to keep records of all the crew members working aboard the vessel on every fishing trip.  These records must be maintained by the licence holder for a period of five (5) years. The following Crew information must be recorded for both the licence holder and for all crew members working aboard the vessel.

For additional information:
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telephone : 1-877-535-7307 

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