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NOTICE TO ALL PEI INDEPENDENT CORE FISHERS  - SNOW CRAB REGISTRATION AND DRAW

The PEI Fishermen’s Association will be holding a Registration and Draw for independent core fishers wishing to participate in the SnowCrab Fishery for 2015.
Registration will be held at the following locations:
R.C. Legion, Branch # 27, Bloomfield, Wednesday, April 22th, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
R. C. Legion Branch # 8, Montague, Thursday, April 23th, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown on Friday, April 24th, 10:00a.m. - 5:00pm.
Draw to follow.
Fishers are requested to apply in person and be in possession of their FIN number and personal identification. Those unable to register in person may send a representative with written permission authorizing him/her to register on the fisher’s behalf. The representative must be in possession of the fisher’s FIN number and his/her own identification.The draw will be held on Friday, April 24th, immediately followingthe completion of the registration. Anticipate approximately 75-80 of the first registrants drawnwill receive an allocation of five ( 5) metric tonnes of snow crab (11,020 lbs).Fishers selected in the Draw are subject to confirmation by DFO that they meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the 2015 Snow Crab Fishery. Registrants must be a registered independentcore fisher for 2015, and have never held a Snow Crab License in PEI,nor received an allotment in any year from 1995 to 2014 inclusive,nor have purchased an enterprise that had received an allotmentin those years, nor the recipient of an allotment under Groundfishdependency.The Snow Crab registration fee for PEIFA Members is $114.00(inclusive of HST). The registration fee for non-members of thePEIFA is $342.00 (inclusive of HST).