RESULTS

2017 PEIFA LOBSTER FISHING AREA 24 QUESTIONNAIRE

THESE ARE THE RESULTS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND ALL MANAGEMENT MEASURES PUT FORWARD WILL BE SUBJECT TO DFO APPROVAL. 

 ·        Ballots counted on November 24th, 2017 by 6 scrutineers at the Farm Centre, Charlottetown.

 ·     423 returned questionnaires out of a total of 601 LFA 24 commercial lobster license holders.  This equates to a 70.4% return rate. 

 

1.      A) Do you support a lobster carapace size increase in LFA 24 for the 2018 fishing season?

242  YES (58%)        

 

178   NO   (42%)

 

3 spoiled ballot

 

            B) If YES, please choose your preferred level of increase for 2018:

 

                        69     Increase of 0.5 mm (from 72mm to 72.5mm) (29%)

 

  171   Increase in 1 mm (from 72mm to 73mm) (71%)

 

    2       Voted Yes but did not specify 0.5 or 1mm

 

 

2.       Do you support a minimum of 2 escape panels per parlor end to be implemented by the 2019 fishing season in LFA 24?

 

226  YES (54%)   NOTE: IN EFFECT FOR 2019 SEASON

 

192  NO  (46%) 

 

3 Spoiled ballots

 

 

3.       Do you support a maximum carapace size of 115 mm for female lobster (release all females at or above that size) for the 2018 fishing season in LFA 24? 

 

216  YES (51.2%)                                          

 

206  NO (48.8%) 

                                             1 Spoiled ballot

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4.      Which is your preferred number of minimum traps per line in LFA 24?

 

              108   5-traps per line  (26%)

           

  278    6-traps per line (66%)

 

                37   Spoiled ballots     (9%)

 

 REMINDER:   ALL MANAGEMENT MEASURES PUT FORWARD ARE SUBJECT TO

DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES & OCEANS (DFO) APPROVAL

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