The PEI Fishermen’s Association is seeking approximately17 PEI fixed gear Groundfish license holders who are interested in completing a survey station in the 2023 Halibut Longline Science Survey. A registration and draw will be administered by the PEIFA to determine the participants. PEI Independent Core fishers in possession of a valid groundfish license may apply to fish in one of the approximately 17 specific sites proposed for 2023.

Registration Dates/Times: 8:30AM Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 to 4:30PM Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023.

Location: Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown

How to Register: Preferred method of registration is ONLINE using the form below. Other methods of registration are: in person, by phone or arrangements can also be made with the buyers/co-ops with proper authorization. Online registration opens Wednesday, July 26th, 2023 and closes Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023.

Required Information: Captain’s name, phone #, FIN #, Groundfish license #, vessel name, VRN# and preferred site (s) are REQUIRED. Vessels must be transferred into the participants names and vessel registration fees must be paid before DFO can issue a licence.

The Draw will be held Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 after the completion of the Registration.

Interested individuals can find details about the Captain’s responsibilities for the project protocol via the website,, or contact Melanie Giffin at the PEIFA Office at (902) 330-4466.

Registration is closed.