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

October 19, 2018
Tuna Tag Update - Oct. 19
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October 16, 2018
Tuna Tag Update
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October 12, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Mackerel
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October 10, 2018
Canadian and Mexican Tuna Tag and Quota - Update
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October 10, 2018
Notice - 2018 Rock Crab LFA 25
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October 9, 2018
Halibut Reallocation
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October 6, 2018
Mackerel Closure
Based on current Atlantic Mackerel landings the commercial season will close at noon on Tues, Oct. 9 see more

October 5, 2018
Variation Order - Herring 16F
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October 2, 2018
Notice to Fishers - LFA 25 Lobster
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September 27, 2018
Commercial Halibut Reallocation
Opening October 1st to October 6th, 2018 (inclusive) see more