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Lobster, areas 15 and 16 and sub-area 18I – Quebec region
Sub-Area 15A: From the Quebec-Labrador frontier to the East of the Lobster Bay
Sub-Area 15B: From the East of Lobster Bay to Matchiatic Island
Area 16: From Matchiatic Island to Rivière de L'Etang
Note: Access to sub-area 18I is authorized to the holders of a lobster permit for area 16.
Sub-Area 15A: From May 25, 2010 at 05h00 to August 12, 2010 at 24h00
Sub-Area 15B: From May 9, 2010 at 05h00 to August 1st, 2010 at 24h00
Area 16: From May 15, 2010 at 05h00 to August 7, 2010 at 24h00
Opening dates can be modified according to ice conditions.
Number of licences:
Area 15: 68 licences
Area 16: 10 licences
82 mm for areas 15 and 16
Mandatory for all areas and sub-areas
Type of traps:
The number and dimensions of the lobster traps authorized for fishing are:
175 traps whose maximum length, maximum width and maximum height are equal to or less than 124 cm x 92 cm x 50 cm (49'' x 36'' x 19 ¾'');
250 traps whose maximum length, maximum width and maximum height are equal to or less than 92 cm x 71 cm x 50 cm (36'' x 28'' x 19 ¾'').
N.B: The limit of 175 traps applies when a fish harvesters is using traps of a size equal to or less than that of a conventional trap 92 cm x 71 cm x 50 cm (36'' x 28'' x 19 ¾'') at the same time as other traps which are larger than a conventional trap.
A delay of two working days is necessary for the issuance of the licence conditions.
Species at risk Act:
Pursuant to the Species at Risk Act (SARA), all by-catches of spotted wolffish, northern wolffish and leatherback Turtle must be returned to the water and released in the same location they were caught and, if the fish is still alive, with as little harm as possible. Moreover, information regarding interactions with species at risk must be provided in the Species at risk section of the logbook.
Facts on Canadian Species (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/sustainable-durable/facts-faits-eng.htm)