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 Click the full notice to fishers:  http://peifa.org/members/docs/2022-23 Notice to Fish harvesters 4RST Atlantic halibut TAC_Avis aux pêcheurs TAC 2022-23 flétan atlantique 4RST[1].pdf

DFO Notice to Fish Harvesters

Gulf, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Maritimes Regions

MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ATLANTIC HALIBUT IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

Moncton, Quebec, St. John’s and Halifax – May 20, 2022 The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) today announces the management plan for Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) divisions 4RST.

A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,716 t for Atlantic halibut 4RST is established for a one year period from May 15, 2022, until May 14, 2023. From this TAC, a 60 t allocation has been set aside under section 10 of the Fisheries Act to support the industry/DFO longline survey and tagging project.

The remaining quota (1,656 t) is distributed based on the sharing formula announced in 2016 following the review of the inshore fixed gear fleet shares. The inshore fixed-gear fleet sector will receive a transfer of 92.5 per cent (411 t) of the mobile gear fleets’ allocation, which isdistributed equally between the eight inshore fixed-gear fleets involved in the directed Atlantic halibut fishery.

As a result, the 2022-23 initial allocations per fleet (calculated before quota reconciliation or carry forward of previously uncaught quota where applicable) are as follows:

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Daniel Lapierre

Senior Regional Advisor Fisheries and Oceans Canada Moncton, NB
506-962-7286

Shelley Dwyer

Senior Regional Advisor Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSt. John’s, NL
709-728-8940

Steve Trottier

Senior Regional Advisor Fisheries and Oceans Canada Québec, QC
418-648-4946

Penny Doherty

Senior Regional Advisor Fisheries and Oceans Canada Dartmouth, NS 902-402-5508