Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

Please click on the following link to view the full DFO Notice to Fish Harvester:  http://peifa.org/members/docs/2019_Spring_Lobster_Notice_for OPENING date and safety_at_sea-BIL-May 1 2019.pdf

Gulf Region

LOBSTER FISHING AREAS (LFA) 24, 26A AND 26B SOUTH OPENING

Moncton, NB – May 1, 2019 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is announcing that the Lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Area LFA 24, LFA 26A and LFA 26B South will open at 06:00 a.m. on Friday May 3rd, 2019. LFA 26A-1 from Point Prim to Victoria, Prince Edward Island (PEI) will open at 6:00 a.m. on Monday May 6, 2019, subject to weather conditions.

DFO wishes to remind fish harvesters to take extra care when navigating on the opening day of the lobster fishery as vessels are loaded with gear and traps. Harvesters are encouraged to act diligently in setting their traps and should ensure that vessels are loaded safely by reducing the quantity of gear if necessary.

Fish harvesters must also exercise caution when navigating in locations where dredging operations are on-going.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Josiane Massiéra

Resource Management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Moncton, NB

(506) 851-7290

Josiane.Massiera@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Sandra Comeau

Resource Management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Tracadie, NB

(506) 395-7765

Sandra.Comeau@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Ben Moore

Resource Management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Charlottetown, PEI

(902) 370-7094

Benjamin.Moore@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Alan Dwyer

Resource Management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Antigonish, NS

(902) 735-7114

Alan.Dwyer

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