FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
Jul. 27, 2018
CLOSING REDFISH FISHERY TO THE LESS THAN 19.81 METRES FLEET IN UNIT 1
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) - Quebec Region announces the closure of some portions of Unit 1 to the inshore fleet with mobile gear less than 19.81 meters (65 feet) for categories C1 to C3460 in the context of the redfish fishery.
A portion of Division 4S will be closed on July 27 at 12 (noon) EDT, the latter is defined as the waters enclosed by rhumb lines (similar to straight lines drawn on a nautical chart) joining the following points in the order in which they are listed:
Points Latitude - North Longitude - West
1 50°10'24"N 61°11'06"W
2 49°25'00"N 60°00'00"W
3 47°50'00"N 60°00'00"W
4 47°56'00"N 60°17'00"W
5 50°10'24"N 61°11'06"W
Divisions 4R and 4T are fully closed to the inshore fleet with mobile gear less than 19.81 meters (65 feet) for vessel categories C1 to C3460.
This closure is necessary since the number of small fish exceeded the limit allowed by the small fish protocol. As stipulated by this protocol, the fishery will be closed for a minimum of 10 days.
A test fishery may be carried out from the 9th day. A reopening can be done if the limit of small fish is respected. The cost of the test fisheries is the responsibility of the industry.
If a fishery is closed twice in a year due to excessive catches of small fish, it may remain closed for the rest of the year.
Senior Advisor, Ground fish species
Resource Management, Aquaculture and Aboriginal Affairs
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Tel. : 418-648-4946
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