FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 


nf.18.341


9/26/2018

 

Reminder: 2J3KL Northern Cod Stewardship- Weekly limit and gear

 

As per the 2018 Conservation and Harvesting Plan (CHP), DFO reminds fish harvesters of the following changes to the base authorized weekly limits and maximum authorized number of nets commencing September 30th.

Base authorized weekly limits will be:

2J3KL: Regular Season fishers = 3500 lbs/week

2J3KL: Fall Fishing Option = 7,000 lbs/week

Maximum authorized number of nets onboard the vessel or in the water at any one time is as follows:

(1)  Weekly authorized catch limit up to and including 3,500 lbs/week = 6 nets

(2)  Weekly authorized catch limit greater than 3,500lbs/weekly up to and including 7,000 lbs/week = 9 nets

(3)  Weekly authorized catch limit greater than 7,000 lbs/weekly up to and including 14,000 lbs/week = 12 nets

(4)  Weekly authorized catch limit greater than 14,000 lbs/week = 15 nets.

To ensure that the total harvest remains within the maximum authorized harvest, the Department may make adjustments during the season. We will continue to monitor this fishery closely and if a decision is made to make an adjustment it will be communicated in advance to harvesters via a Notice to Fishers.

 

Contact:

Julie Diamond
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-0695
E-mail: Julie.diamond@dfo-mpo.gc.ca