August 21, 2020
Please click on the full DFO Notice on the full TAC fall herring details: http://peifa.org/members/docs/Notice_to_fish_harvesters_-_fall_herring_2020___Avis_aux_pecheurs_hareng_d_automne_2020.pdf
English version follows the French version in this same document.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 20, 2020
Notice to Fish Harvesters
SOUTHERN GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE HERRING FALL FISHERY FINAL TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH – 2020
Moncton – The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announces 12,000 t as the final total allowable catch (TAC) for the commercial fall herring fishery in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. This decrease in the TAC for the fall herring fishery is necessary to promote stock rebuilding which is currently in the cautious zone of the Precautionary Approach framework.to the Healthy Zone.
The quota will be distributed based on the existing fleet shares for the various fleets involved and the following allocation were established in order to reach the TAC of 12,000 t.
Fleet allocations established based on historical sharing arrangement (metric tons) in order to reach catch of 12,000 t.
Please see full Notice for specific details per area:
All other management measures will remain the same as during the 2019 fall fishing season and the conservation and harvesting plan will be shared with stakeholders shortly. Once the TAC will be reached, the fishery will close.