Atlantic Razor Clam Fishing Area 5 - Season 2011
Species and Area
Quebec Region, Îles-de-la-Madeleine area, Atlantic razor clam fishing area no. 5, a coastal zone surrounding the Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
Four fish harvesters hold an Atlantic razor clam exploratory fishing licence using a hydraulic dredge. DFO also issues, upon request, hand harvesting fishing licences to divers or shore pickers.
Dates of season (subject to change)
From March 28 to December 10, 2011
Total Allowable Catches and Sharing Arrangements (if applicable)
Hydraulic dredge: Sub-area 5A1: 13 t; Sub-area 5A2: 26 t; Sub-area 5B: competitive fishery
Hand harvesting: Maximum 300 Atlantic razor clams per day
Minimum catch size: 100 mm in the greatest length of the shell
Fishing gear: Maximum one dredge per vessel with a maximum overall opening width of 1.52 m
Monitoring measures: It is mandatory to fill out the logbook prior to arrival at the wharf; 100% hails from sea and sporadic dockside monitoring.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Îles-de-la-Madeleine area office
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