DEADLINE TO SELECT THE 2020 2J3KL COD FALL-ONLY FISHERY OPTION

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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Jul. 30, 2020

DEADLINE TO SELECT THE 2020 2J3KL COD FALL-ONLY FISHERY OPTION

Harvesters are reminded that to promote the distribution of catch throughout the season in 2020, harvesters will have the option of fishing the entire season at the weekly catch limits as outlined in the Conservation Harvesting Plan, or they may opt to fish only during the fall from September 20 to November 14, 2020.

Fish harvesters that choose the Fall-only fishery option will not be able to fish prior to September 20 and may choose ONE of the these two options:

Option 1: Fish only during the fall from September 20 to November 14, 2020 with a base weekly limit of 7,700 lbs/week.

Option 2: Fish only during the Fall from September 20 to November 14, 2020 with a base bi-weekly limit of 15,400 lbs/bi-weekly which must be harvested outside Canada’s Territorial Sea (the 12 mile limit).

For harvesters selecting option 2, a DFO approved Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) is required and must be operational at all times.

Fish harvesters that want to avail of a Fall-only fishery option MUST indicate their intention in writing via e-mail to [email protected] no later than Monday August 3, 2020.

Harvesters must provide their FULL NAME, FIN, HOMEPORT and their request for option 1 OR 2.

Any harvester who does not select the Fall-only fishery option by the deadline will receive conditions authorizing them to fish the entire season (August 9-November 14) at the base weekly catch limit.

The Conservation Harvesting Plan can be found at: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/commercial-commerciale/atl-arc/management-plan-gestion/CHP-cod-PPAC-morue-2020-eng.html.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: [email protected]

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For information, contact:
Ellen Careen
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-0695
E-mail: [email protected]

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