Any volunteer Captains wanting to participate in the post-season LFA 25 Gear Retrieval & Clean Up will need to register with their PCFA Harbour rep before Tuesday at noon.  They will need the Captain's cell #, vessel name and VRN#.  A one-page waiver is now available (click on link below) which Captain's will be asked to sign and submit (via email or text) to the PEIFA.  Clean up days will be between Friday Oct 14th and Tuesday 18th with at least one day designated for Southern zone of LFA 25 and one day for Northern.  This year DFO will be issuing special Section 52 licenses for each registered and approved Captain.  The Section 52 license allows Captains to take any gear found onto your vessel and land the gear at your local homeport. Grappling is also allowed. A per diem$ will be given to participating Captains that give at least 5 hours of their time to the clean up to help cover some basic costs.  The clean up is voluntary and if fishers register but cannot assist on the scheduled day, there is nothing requiring them to assist.   If you want to help, let your PCFA Harbour rep know before Tuesday at noon.  

Click the following link to view a copy of the waiver (please print and send us a copy of the signed waiver via email or text photo: LFA 25 Post Season Captains Waiver - October 2022 (1).pdf 


2022 LFA 25 Post-Season Wide-Scale Gear retrieval

Seeking Captains/Vessels to volunteer with a post-season fishing gear clean-up in collaboration with the PEI Fishermen’s Association, Prince County Fishermen’s Association and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Please contact your respective LFA 25 Harbour representative if you are interested in participating in the at-sea activities on tentative dates between October 14th and 18th


The Post-Season activities include but not limited to the following details:

·       The intent of the Post-season exercise is to organize a voluntary fishing gear clean-up after the 2022 LFA 25 lobster season. 

·       NEW this year:  Participating Captains will be issued a section 52 license condition allowing them to bring any gear found onto their vessel and deliver gear to their subsequent homeport.  Captains will also be able to use grapnels for gear retrieval if they choose.  A basic logsheet will be provided to fishers and will need to be completed with info on gear retrieved and landed.

·       Captains will be required to sign a waiver before participating and provide the following information: Name, Phone number, Harbour, Vessel Name, VRN.

·       At-sea activities are anticipated on the two best weather days between October 14th and 18th with the southern half of LFA 25 (Victoria to south of West Point) targeted on one day and northern half (West Point to Skinner’s Pond) on another day. Activities will also be targeted on the LFA 24/25 and LFA 25/26a lines. 

·       Captains will be compensated a per diem to assist with covering basic expenses such as fuel

·       Captain must be willing to work closely with DFO Conservation & Protection and PEIFA project staff and PCFA Harbour representatives throughout the 2-day exercise.

·       All activities subject to DFO C&P confirmation.

 Deadline to submit your name to a Harbour rep is 12PM Noon Tuesday October 11th, 2022

PCFA Harbour Representatives:

Miminegash: Michael Myers

Higgin’s Wharf: Eddie Fitzgerald

Howard’s Cove: Shelton Barlow

Cape Egmont: Gerald Arsenault

Skinner’s Pond: Nigel Buote

Victoria/Borden - James Boulter

West Point: Patrick Sharpe

Tignish – Mark Arsenault

Seacow Pond – Craig Gavin

Summerside: Erica Bradley

Egmont Bay - Paul Gallant