2021 16G Fall Herring Overage Program

The Fall Herring Fishing Area 16G Overage Program was updated in 2020, with updated waivers to be signed for all fishers and buyers participating in the program.  

Any fishers or buyers who want to participate in this year's 2021 fall herring HFA 16G fishery but have not signed the 2020 updated waivers, are asked to comply with the program by signing the form below and submitting it to the PEIFA.   

The program has been successful for a number of years, through various updates and revisions and only thanks to the cooperation of local fishers and buyers who've worked together to make this system work for all. 

It is understood that the Program will only continue to operate with the cooperation of all fish harvesters and buyers. Noncompliance by any fish harvester or buyer will cause an immediate cancellation of the Program and an immediate request for a closure of the fishery by DFO and a return to the previous weighing system by condition of license.

If you are unsure if you have signed the updated 2020 waiver to comply with the program, please contact the PEIFA at 1-902-566-4050 extension 1 and we can advise you if you are up to date. Any new fisher or buyer will need to sign as well.

Please click the link below to access the updated 2021 multi-year buyer and harvester waiver forms. For Buyer's Waiver click http://peifa.org/members/docs/PEIFA BUYERS WAIVER FORM -16G FALL HERRING OVERAGE PROGRAM 2021.docx  

For Harvester's Waiver click http://peifa.org/members/docs/PEIFA HARVESTERS WAIVER 16G FALL HERRING OVERAGE PROGRAM 2021.docx

Waivers may be faxed to (902) 368-3748, emailed to jennifer@peifa.org or sent to: PEI Fishermen’s Association - Suite 102, 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7Z5

We would like to remind everyone that the program operates with the co-operation of all harvesters and buyers.

It should be noted that the management practices for the 16G herring fishery remains status quo with a daily catch limit of 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg) to a maximum amount of 75,000 pounds (34,020 kg) per week with possibility of amendment from time to time.

 If you have any questions or concerns please contact the PEIFA Office at (902) 566-4050 Ex.1 or at jennifer@peifa.org