Notice to Fish Harvesters: Update to the mandatory colour scheme for gear marking in Eastern Canada

June 2020 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – The Department wishes to inform the fishing industry that the colour scheme for gear marking of ropes has been updated to include a “Scientific licences” category, as well as to address specific matters in the toad crab fishery for fishing area 24 (Gulf Region) and in the snow crab fishery for management areas 2J North and 2J South (Newfoundland & Labrador Region).

The updated detailed colour scheme can be viewed in the attached version 4.0 of the document titled “Gear Marking Eastern Canada - for non-tended fixed gear fisheries, crab trap fisheries and lobster trap fisheries – Mandatory Colour Scheme”.

For additional information

Gulf Region
Lisa Bujold, CPA, CMA
Regional Senior FAM Officer,
Resource and Aboriginal Fisheries Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: Lisa.Bujold@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (506) 377-5503
Maritimes Region
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (902) 407-8153
Fax: (902) 426-7967
 
Newfoundland and Labrador Region
Jackie Kean, Resource Manager
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: Jackie.Kean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (709) 772-2045
Quebec Region
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: DFO.QUERessouceManagement-GestionDeLaRessource.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca