To view the full AMAC DFO Notice on the 2019 Mackerel Management Plan click the following link:

http://peifa.org/members/docs/AMAC Notice_CCMA Avis Mackerel may 2019.PDF

 

ATLANTIC MACKEREL MANAGEMENT PLAN 2019

The Minister has set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Atlantic Mackerel fishery for 2019. The 2019 TAC for the commercial catch is set at 8,000 tonnes under a one-year management plan. Please be advised that the department will implement new gear restrictions and reporting requirements to improve monitoring of landings in the commercial and bait mackerel fisheries for some fleets in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. The minimum fish size for commercial mackerel retention will increase from 263 to 268mm as determined by the new stock assessment. The temporary freeze on the issuance of new commercial mackerel licences for fixed and mobile gear effective July 27, 2017 will continue. This includes the addition of new gear types to existing commercial licences. 

Brian Lester, Chair, Atlantic Mackerel Advisory Committee 

Notices

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

April 17, 2015
Variation Order - Minimum Length - Lobster
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March 27, 2015
Variation Order - Shrimp
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February 4, 2015
Lobster Symposium 2015
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December 11, 2014
GSN-2014-055
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October 28, 2014
Variation Order - Scallop Fishing Area 24
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October 20, 2014
Correction on close date for 2014 Eel fishers
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October 16, 2014
Close date correction - 3rd Opening - 2014 Halibut Fishery
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October 14, 2014
Notice to Fishers - Rock Crab Area 25
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