Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

Lobster in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

SAFETY AT SEA

 

Caution is exercised relative to the timing of the opening of the southern Gulf lobster fisheries by delaying the commencement of fishing until the risks posed by ice and weather is minimal. Comprehensive guidelines for opening/closing dates is in place including clearly defined inclement weather triggers that would warrant a delay in the expected season opening date. These guidelines include consultation with various industry sectors. Season openings may be delayed until the risks posed by ice or weather are minimal and these decisions are taken in consultation with industry representatives.