2017 Herring Fishery - Southwest Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy

The 4WX herring fishery occurs in the spawning areas off Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS), including the Bay of Fundy. 

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 2016-2017 herring fishery operates from October 15th, 2016 – October 14th, 2017.

Total Allowable Catches

The 2016/17 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) is 42,500t:

  • Mid Water Trawl: 340t
  • Purse Seine: 33,728t
  • Fixed Gear: 8,432t

This represents a 15% decrease from the previous TAC of 50,000t. The approved decrease is in keeping with the Precautionary Approach and contributes to rebuilding the stock that remains in the cautious zone.

Management Measures

The Atlantic Herring fisheries are managed under the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) and the Canadian Atlantic Herring SWNS Rebuilding 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