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LOBSTER MANAGEMENT CHANGES IN LOBSTER FISHING AREA 24 Charlottetown, PE – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announces the following Lobster Management Changes for 2019 in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 24:

  • All female lobster of a length of 115 millimetres (mm) but not more than 129 mm, shall be returned to the water immediately in a manner that causes it the least harm. 
  • Mandatory use of two escape panels per parlour. No person shall fish with or have on board a vessel a lobster trap unless that lobster trap has two unobstructed rectangular openings of a height not less than 42 mm and a width of not less than 127mm or two unobstructed rectangular openings of a height of not less than 41 mm and a width equal or greater than 254 mm in each parlour. One of the rectangular openings in each parlour referred to above, must be located in the exterior wall of the parlour and not more than 76 mm from the floor of the trap.

The opening date of the fishery and further details on the other management issues will be issued at a later date.

For more information, please contact:

Ben Moore

A/Chief Resource Management Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans Charlottetown, PEI

(902)370-7094

Benjamin.Moore@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Notices

July 30, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Rock Crab 26A
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July 30, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Redfish Closure
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July 30, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Lobster LFA 25
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July 30, 2018
New Grids Closed due to presence of NARW in the Gulf
Grid GV36 will close on July 30th at 6:00pm see more

July 23, 2018
2018 PEI Commerical Tuna fishery
Notice to fishers for opening date and management changes in 2018 see more

July 19, 2018
PEI - Canadian Tuna Draw List
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July 18, 2018
New Grids Closed due to presence of NARW in the Gulf
Closure to take place as of July 20th. see more

July 16, 2018
New Grids Closed due to presence of NARW in the Gulf-July 17th
New closure will be in place as of July 17th. Please see notice for more details. see more

July 16, 2018
2018 PEI Halibut Fishery - DFO Notice to Fishers
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July 16, 2018
2018 PEI Halibut CHP Management Plan
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