The PEIFA have been advised by DFO that the request to extend the PEI Smelt season has been approved so the season is extended until 11:59PM, March 7th, 2021. See attached DFO Notice to Fishers for more details:

.Notice to Fish Harvesters

February 25, 2021 EKME: 4220163


Charlottetown, PE February 22, 2021 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Gulf Region, wishes to advise that the Prince Edward Island (PEI) commercial smelt season will be extended until March 7, 2021.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry

Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to supporting our fisheries and aquaculture industry during these difficult times. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that you can continue to operate safely and effectively and we will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments.

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All other management measures will remain the same for the 2021 season.


Kim Hill
Resource Management Officer Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charlottetown, PE 902-566-7933

Ben Moore
A/ Chief Resource Management Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charlottetown, PE