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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

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September 4, 2018
CHP and Notice to Fishers - HFA 16F
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August 21, 2018
VO - HFA 16C&E daily and weekend closures
Variation Order for daily and weekend closures in HFA 16 C&E see more

August 16, 2018
Notice and Management Measures - Herring 16CE
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August 8, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Eel
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August 8, 2018
Notice to Fishers - Reopening of Grids in the Gulf (LFA 25)
Grid HD36 will open at 5pm today see more

August 7, 2018
New Grids Closed due to presence of NARW in the Gulf
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August 7, 2018
LFA 25 Opening
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August 1, 2018
Update - Mexican Tuna Quota
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July 31, 2018
Tuna Tagging 2018
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July 31, 2018
Halibut - Length and Weight
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