Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

Lobster Post-Larval Collector

                     Project 2020

 

The Project aims to collect information on the settlement of stage IV lobster larvae in specific areas as well as recording info on bottom temperature. This initiative involves local fishermen’s associations in partnership with the PEI Fishermen’s Association,  PEI Department of Fisheries & Communities, and Fisheries & Oceans Canada and is part of a network of other organizations carrying out similar projects from Newfoundland to Connecticut, US. 

 

Site locations are in 25-30 feet of water with 30 collectors per site.  Each collector will have a visible marked buoy attached to the 250-pound collector which contains cobble rock and gravel (ideal settling habitat!). 

It is important that the collectors remain on the bottom and untouched until the end of the larval settlement season (late September 2020). Collectors will then be retrieved, data analyzed and results made available.                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                              PEI SITES FOR 2020:

Ø Alberton (WGFA)

Ø Covehead (NSFA)

Ø Fortune* (EKFA)

Ø Murray Harbour (SKQFA)

Ø Nine Mile Creek (CNSFA)

Ø Skinner’s Pond (PCFA)

Ø Cape Egmont (PCFA)

                 Buoys displaying location of collectors                             * An additional 5 collectors were set at 70 feet of   

                                                                                                                 water in the Fortune area.

 

 

For more information on the Lobster Post-Larval Collector Project please contact  

The PEI Fishermen’s Association at (902) 566-4050 or www.peifa.org 

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Notices

May 6, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Lobster CHP
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April 28, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Spring Herring TAC and Conservation Harvesting Plan
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April 27, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 PEI Gasperaux CHP
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April 22, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Spring Lobster Season in LFA 23 24 and 26 opening May 15 2020
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April 22, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Snow Crab Opening Date will be April 24
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April 22, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Temporary Changes to Vessel Hail System Before Departing
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April 2, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - Bait Herring/Mackerel Fishery - CHP
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April 1, 2020
Extension to submission deadline - Groundfish Rationalization license buyback
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March 31, 2020
DFO - Notice - Coronavirus Disease - Information for Industry
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March 31, 2020
DFO Notice to Fishers - 2020 Snow Crab Conservation Harvesting Plan Area 12 (12 18 25 26)
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