Northern Shrimp – Shrimp Fishing Areas 0, 1 and 7

Dates of season (subject to change)

SFAs 0, 1 and 7 operate on a calendar year (January 1-December 31).

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

The 2017 quotas are:

  • SFA: 0 500t
  • SFA: 1 12,750t*
  • SFA: 7 CLOSED

* The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization’s (NAFO) Scientific Council has suggested that catches for Division 0A east of 60°30W not exceed 90,000t. Canada accepts a TAC of 90,000t. Canada’s share (17% of the offshore portion) is fished in SFA 1. Individual allocations to stakeholders in this SFA will remain at 2004-2008 levels, with the understanding that should the Canadian TAC of 12,750t be reached, the fishery will be closed.
SFA 7

For 2017, NAFO’s decision is that Division 3L will remain closed to commercial fishing.

Management Measures

There are no new management measures in place.

Links to other information

Northern Shrimp Integrated Fisheries Management Plan