2017 Offshore Scallop Fishery in the Maritimes Region – Scallop Fishing Areas (SFAs) 10-12, 25-27

The Offshore Scallop Fishery occurs in Scallop Fishing Areas 10-12 and 25-27, as defined within the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (Schedule XV).

Dates of season (subject to change)

Dates of season (subject to change)
Scallop Fishing Area Season
Georges Bank (A)
That portion of SFA 27 West of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
Georges Bank (B)
That portion of SFA 27 East of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
Browns Bank (North)
That portion of SFA 26 South of 43° 00’ 00” N. Lat. and West of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
Browns Bank (South)
That portion of SFA 26 East of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
Jan 1 to Dec. 31
German Bank
That portion of SFA 26 North of 43° 00' N. Lat. and West of Browns Bank (South)
June 1 to Nov. 15
Eastern Scotian Shelf
That portion of SFA 25 excluding Banquereau Bank
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
Banquereau Bank
That portion of SFA 25 enclosed by straight lines joining the following points in the order they are listed:
1) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
2) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 57° 25’ 00” W. Long.
3) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 55° 17’ 00” W. Long.
4) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
5) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
6) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
7) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

St. Pierre Bank
SFA 10, 11 south of 46º 12' 01" N. Lat., and 12.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

Total Allowable Catches (TACs)

Scallop Fishing Area TAC / Meat count
Georges Bank (A)
That portion of SFA 27 West of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
 
3,000t / 33 meats per 500 grams
Georges Bank (B)
That portion of SFA 27 East of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
 
200t / 50 meats per 500 grams
Browns Bank (North)
That portion of SFA 26 South of 43° 00’ 00” N. Lat. and West of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
 
750t / 40 meats per 500 grams
Browns Bank (South)
That portion of SFA 26 East of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
 
50t / 60 meats per 500 grams
German Bank
That portion of SFA 26 North of 43° 00' N. Lat. and West of Browns Bank (South)
 
75t / 40 meats per 500 grams
Eastern Scotian Shelf
That portion of SFA 25 excluding Banquereau Bank
100t / 45 meats per 500 grams
Banquereau Bank
That portion of SFA 25 enclosed by straight lines joining the following points in the order they are listed:
1) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
2) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 57° 25’ 00” W. Long.
3) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 55° 17’ 00” W. Long.
4) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
5) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
6) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
7) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
100t / 60 meats per 500 grams
St. Pierre Bank
SFA 10, 11 south of 46º 12' 01" N. Lat., and 12.
50t / 33 meats per 500 grams

Management Measures

The Offshore Scallop fishery is managed under the Interim 2017 Offshore Scallop Fisheries Management Plan.

Please contact your regional DFO office for more information:

(902) 407-8153 / DFO.MAR-FM-GP.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Single or Multi-year Planning

The information provided is applicable to the 2017 fishery only.

Links to other information

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/index-eng.htm