Notices to Fish Harvesters
Mackerel Area 15
Notice to fish harvesters 2015 (2015-05-06)
Quebec – June 5,2015
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Quebec Region informs Area 15 Atlantic Mackerel licence holders from Quebec of resulting decisions following the Advisory Committee of Pelagic Species of the Lower North Shore held March 19th, 2015:
· Traps, handlines, gillnets and purse-seines will be the only fishing gears authorized.
New requirements for licence holders fishing with a purse-seine or a trap:
· In order to increase the quality of landing data, dockside monitoring will be mandatory;
· A hail-in will need to be completed with a dockside monitoring company legally designated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada according to terms within Licence Conditions;
· Dockside monitoring coverage will be of 25% of landings distributed similarly between licence holders using purse-seines and those using traps.
For additional information
You can obtain additional information regarding changes to service delivery at the following address: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/sdc-cps/index-eng.htm.
For more information contact your North Shore area office at: 1-800-463-1729.
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