Archived – Harp Seal and Hooded Seal competitive fleet in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Gulf and Maritimes Regions
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Species and Area
Harp Seal and Hooded Seal competitive fleet in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Gulf and Maritimes Regions.
Dates of season (subject to change)
The 2011 season start dates for sealing fleets will be determined through consultation with fleet representatives. For more information, refer to your local DFO Area Office.
Total Allowable Catches and Sharing Arrangements
The Hooded Seal TAC for 2011 is rolled over from 2010. The total TAC is 8200.
The total allowable catch for Harp Seals for the 2011 season has been set at 400,000. This includes a 20,000 developmental quota and a carry-over of 20% for commercial fleets. Shares and allocations for the 2011 season are as follows:
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In Newfoundland and Labrador, a harvest cap of 400 animals per day has been set for vessels greater than 40 feet, and cap of 200 animals a day has been set for vessels less than 40 feet.
Please refer to the Marine Mammal Regulations for details on the three-step process and other related management measures.
For more information, please refer to the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan:
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