Groundfish - Mixed (including cod) Maritimes Region

Dates of season (subject to change)

Subject to any variation orders or closures specified in licence conditions, fishing is permitted from April 1st to March 31st.

Total Allowable Catches

This table shows the "Total Allowable Catch" for groundfish in the Maritimes Region. The first column includes the name of the stock and the fishing area. The second column includes the total allowable catch for the 2014/2015 season. The third column includes the total allowable catch for the 2015/2016 season.

2015/16 TACs for Groundfish Stocks in Maritimes Region
Stock 2014/15 TAC 2015/16 TAC
Pollock 4X5 3,772 mt 3,481 mt
Pollock 4VW 900 mt 900 mt
Haddock 4X5Y 5,100 mt 5,100 mt
Cod 4X5Y 1,650 mt 1650 mt over two years
Silver Hake 4VWX+5 15,000 mt 15,000 mt
White Hake 4VW By-catch only By-catch only
White hake 4X+5 By-catch only By-catch only
Atlantic Halibut 3NOPs4VWX+5 2,563 mt 2,738 mt
Atlantic Cod 4VsW Moratorium - Bycatch only Moratorium - Bycatch only
Atlantic Cod 4Vn (M-O) Moratorium - Bycatch only Moratorium - Bycatch only
Haddock 4TVW Moratorium - Bycatch only Moratorium - Bycatch only
Flatfish 4VW 1,000 mt 1,000 mt (500mt cap on Am. plaice
10% Bycatch Winter Flounder)
Atlantic Wolffish 4VWX+5 Bycatch only Bycatch only
Redfish Unit III 9,000 mt 9,000 mt
Argentine 4VWX 1,000 mt 1,000 mt
Winter Flounder
(was Flatfish 4X)
2,000 mt 1,600 mt
(10% by catch Am. Plaice, Yellowtail and 20% for Witch flounder)
Skates 4VsW Bycatch only Bycatch only
Cusk 4VWX Bycatch only Bycatch only
Monkfish 4VWX Bycatch only Bycatch only
Spiny Dogfish
(Atlantic Canada)
1,250 mt directed FG fishery;
bycatch for other gear and regions
5,000 mt directed FG fishery;
5,000 bycatch for other gear and regions

This table shows the Canadian portion of the "Total Allowable Catch" for groundfish on Georges Bank. The first column includes the name of the stock and the fishing area. The second column includes the Canadian total allowable catch for the 2014 season. The third column includes the Canadian total allowable catch for the 2015 season.

Total Allowable Catches
Stock 2014 Canadian TAC 2015 Canadian TAC
Cod 5Zjm 546 mt 524 mt
Haddock 5Zjm 16,470mt 19,240mt
Yellowtail Flounder 5Zhjmn 72 mt 106 mt

Previously announced on November 20, 2014

Management Measures

Management measures for this fishery include the following:

  • Gear restrictions
  • Small fish protocols
  • Bycatch protocols
  • Logbooks
  • Third-party catch verification
  • Hailing in and out
  • At-sea observer coverage
  • Vessel monitoring systems (VMS)
  • Area and season closures

A Conservation Harvesting Plan has been established and provides further details on management measures.

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