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Fishing occurs within the boundaries of lobster fishing area (LFA) 41 as described in the Atlantic Fishery Regulations. LFA 41 extends from the ICJ line on Georges Bank to the 4Vs-3Ps line in the Laurentian Channel. Commercial fishing access is restricted to quotas established only in NAFO Divisions 4X and 5Ze.
The fishery operates on the calendar year (January 1 – December 31).
TAC for 2010 has been set at 756.3t.
The base Total Allowable Catch (TAC) is 720t; up to 80,000lb (36.3t) of uncaught quota from the previous year is permitted to be carried over into the new season.
This fishery is managed primarily through:
The current Maritimes Region IFMP Offshore Lobster and Jonah Crab (2006-2011) (DFO/2006-1042) is available electronically or as a hard copy by contacting the Maritimes Regional Resource Management office.
At this site choose “Science Advisory Reports (SAR) (2005 +)” then the year “2009” and number “2009/033”.