Notice to PEI LFA 25 Fish Harvesters – 2020 PEI Modified Grapnel Trialling Project 


The PEIFA is seeking up to 2 participants for this new project:

 Seeking Captains/Vessels for hire to operate grapnel equipment for the purpose of locating lost fishing gear at the LFA 25/26A lobster line.

 More information on participant qualifications can be found at or by contacting Jennifer Dewland at 902-566-4050 Ext: #6.

 The following are a list of details/qualifications for the participants in the grapnel project (details are listed on the PEIFA website)

·       Goal of the project is to trial modified grapnel equipment for the purpose of retrieving lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear in PEI coastal environments

·       Fisher must be reliable, experienced in towing gear

·       Fisher must be available to trial equipment for the 4 best weather days between November 30th - December 14th, 2020 and possibly later

·       Vessel must have a boom for lifting the grapnel

·       Vessel needs to meet all standard Transport Canada requirements

·       The Captain requires third party liability insurance on his vessel (in the amount of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence on his vessel)

·       The vessel is attached to the license and must remain the same for the duration of the project

·       The Captain will be required to sign a contract with the PEIFA (agreeing to the protocol, rate of pay and insurance

·       Captains will need to provide a crew of at least 2 crew members

·       Captain must be willing to work closely with project staff including providing valuable feedback and troubleshooting throughout the project

·       A draw of qualified applicants will be made if more than 2 persons apply

·       Equipment includes an 8’X4’ grapnel on wheels with 5 larger hooks and 3 chains attached at the extremity of the 3 central hooks. Photos can be provided upon request.