Harp Seal and Hooded Seal Competitive Fleet in Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Gulf and Maritimes Regions

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 2012 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 2012 is rolled over from 2011. The total TAC is 8200.

The total allowable catch for Harp Seals for the 2012 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 2012 season are as follows:

Total Allowable Catches and Sharing Arrangements
Fleet Shares/Allocations Shares of Commercial Allocations-percentage Shares for Commercial Allocations-numeric
Aboriginal Allocation 1.8% 6,840
Personal Use   2000
Developmental allocation   20,000
Labrador 3.69% 13,696
Front-Total 67.90% 252,005
Gulf 28.41% 105,459
Commercial Total 100.00% 371,160
TOTAL   400,000

Management Measures

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:
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/peches-fisheries/ifmp-gmp/index-eng.htm

Links to other information

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/seal-phoque/index-eng.htm
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-93-56/index.html