Eastern and Western Assessment Zones: Northern Shrimp Management Units Davis Strait East, Davis Strait West, Nunavut East, Nunavik East, Nunavut West and Nunavik West – 2016/17

Species and Area

The Eastern Assessment Zone comprises the Northern Shrimp Fishing Management Units (MU) Davis Strait East and Davis Strait West, Nunavut East and Nunavut East. The Western Assessment Zone comprises the MUs Nunavik West and Nunavik West.

Dates of season (subject to change)

These MUs are open year round, from April 1 to March 31.

Total Allowable Catches (TAC) and Sharing Arrangements (if applicable)

Eastern Assessment Zone:

The TAC for P. Montagui in the EAZ will be maintained at 840t. The TAC for P. Borealis in the EAZ increased by 15% from 8,250t to 9,488t.

Sharing is as follows:

Fleet/ Interest Species MU QUOTA (t)
Offshore Borealis DS W 4,813
Offshore Borealis DS E 1,604
Nunavut Borealis DS E 1,604
Nunavut E bycatch Borealis NU/NK E 210
Nunavik E bycatch Borealis NU/NK E 53
Nunavut DS* Borealis DS W 1,084
Nunavik DS* Borealis DS W 120
Offshore bycatch Montagui DS W / E 410
Nunavut East Montagui NU/NK E 301
Nunavik East Montagui NU/NK E 129

**A fishing plan will be developed with NU and NK for the management of Montagui bycatch in this area

Western Assessment Zone:

The TACs for P. Montagui and P. Borealis in the WAZ will be maintained at 2015 levels at 6,138t and 2,080t respectively. Sharing will be maintained as follows:

Fleet/ Interest SPECIES AREA QUOTA (t)
Nunavut Montagui NU/NK W 3,069
Nunavik Montagui NU/NK W 3,069
Nunavut Borealis NU/NK W 1,040
Nunavik Borealis NU/NK W 1,040

Management Measures

No new management measures for 2016.

Links to other information

Northern Shrimp Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

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