August 30, 2020
Notice to PEI Commercial Groundfish license holders.
In 2019 a team of scientists joined scientific fishing trips off Prince Edward Island to tag halibut with satellite tags. These tags are scheduled to start popping off on August 30th, 2020.
This team along with the PEI Fishermen’s Association are seeking participants to assist in the retrieval of these satellite tags. It’s difficult to predict exactly how long and where the boats will be needed since this is all dependent on the location of the tags popping off.
Captain requirements: MUST HOLD VALID GROUNDFISH LICENSE
Vessel requirements: must meet regular marine safety requirements on board the vessel and standard insurance coverage for fishing vessels.
Crew requirements: Minimal because there will be ZERO fishing activity while on the trip. Just steaming to GPS locations and tracking the tag down with the equipment the science team will bring along. The science team could consist of 2-3 individuals.
PAYMENT: The PEIFA will pay the fisher after the successful completion of the trip.