FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
2019 2J3KL Stewardship Cod: Reminder of Catch & Gear Limits
Harvesters are reminded of the catch limits and season dates outlined below. For fish harvesters that have acquired additional cod shares through enterprise combining, adjusted catch limits will be identified in your licence conditions.
Harvesters are reminded that they are to ensure that weekly landing limits are not exceeded by setting only the amount of fishing gear that is necessary to catch the weekly limits.
CATCH LIMITS (all weights are round weight)
NAFO Division 2J:
August 4 - August 31: 4,000 lbs / week
September 1 - September 28: 7,000 lbs / week
September 29 - October 31: 28,000 lbs in total for the period specified
November 1 - November 9: 28,000 lbs in total for the period specified
NAFO Divisions 3KL:
August 11 - August 31: 2,000 lbs / week
September 1 - September 28: 3,000 lbs / week
September 29 - November 16: 3,500 lbs / week
Up to and including September 28, the maximum authorized number of nets onboard the vessel or in the water at any one time is 6.
Commencing September 29, the maximum authorized number of nets onboard the vessel or in the water at any one time is as follows:
- Authorized catch limit up to and including 3,500 lbs = 6 nets
- Authorized catch limit greater than 3,500 lbs up to and including 7,000 lbs = 9 nets
- Authorized catch limit greater than 7,000 lbs up to and including 14,000 lbs = 12 nets
- Authorized catch limit greater than 14,000 lbs = 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.
Tel. (709) 772-5845
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