Please be advised that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has issued Variation Orders to close the commercial mackerel fishery in all mackerel fishing areas as of 11:30 a.m. Atlantic Time on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 for conservation purposes as commercial landings are near or have reached the Total Allowable Catch of 8,000 tonnes. 

 

DFO will allow harvesters that do not have access to handline for bait to ask for a new licence condition to allow the use of hand line (instead of gillnets) for this year only. Harvesters are required to continue to report bait catches as noted in licence conditions. The new conditions will be valid until the end of November.

 

Full Notice can be seen here



Notices

May 6, 2015
Notice to Fish Harvesters LFA 24 - Lobster
Notice to Fish Harvesters for the 2015 Lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24 see more

May 1, 2015
Variation Order Herring 16C and E
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April 30, 2015
Update - April 30 2015 - Spring Lobster Season Opening
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April 27, 2015
Spring Herring HFA 16C&E - Agreement on Opening date details
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April 27, 2015
Update - April 27 2015 - Spring Lobster Season Opening
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April 27, 2015
SFA 22 Scallop Fishery - Conference call to discuss Opening of 2015 Season
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April 24, 2015
DFO Notice - Spring Lobster Fishery - Delay
DFO Notice to Fish Harvesters - April 23, 2015 see more

April 23, 2015
Notice to Fish Harvesters - Snow Crab
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April 22, 2015
Spring Herring HFA 16C&E Delay
Spring Herring fishery in HFA 16C&E is postponed due to ice conditions. see more

April 22, 2015
Discussions - Opening date - PEI Spring Lobster Fishery 2015
Proceedings for upcoming discussion on opening date for spring lobster fishery on PEI for 2015: see more