Notice to Fishers

 16 F Herring 

2021 Fall Herring Fishery 

Antigonish, NS – September 2, 2021 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) wishes to advise 16 F herring licence holders that the 16 F fall quota is 2,734 t. 

The fall fishery will open at 18:00 hours on Sunday, September 12, 2021 until 12:00 hours on October 8, 2021 or until the quota is harvested, whichever comes first. In 2021, daily closures will again be implemented for the fall fishery from 12:00 hours to 18:00 hours in addition to weekend closures for all weekends while the fishery is open. 

Fall weekend closures: 

1. 12:00 hours Friday, September 17 to 18:00 hours Sunday, September 19 

2. 12:00 hours Friday, September 24 to 18:00 hours Sunday, September 26 

3. 12:00 hours Friday, October 1 to 18:00 hours Sunday, October 3 

The fishing depth restriction of 50 feet in a portion of 16F will again be implemented by Conditions of Licence in 2021.

Click here to view Herring 16F Notice to Fishers 

Click here to view Herring 16F Conservation and Harvesting Plan