Management decision for 2018/19 - Northern Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5, 6

Dates of season (subject to change)

SFAs 4 – 6 operate year round, from April 1 – March 31.

Total Allowable Catches

SFA 4

The Total Allowable Catch in SFA 4 borealis will be maintained at 15,725t, which includes a 1,700t allocation for Use of Fish under Section 10 of the Fisheries Act.

The Montagui bycatch limit will remain at the level of 4,033t.

SFA 5

The Total Allowable Catch in SFA 5 will be reinstated at the 2016/17 level of 25,630t.

SFA 6

The Total Allowable Catch in SFA 6 will be reduced by 16.06%% to 8,730t to achieve a 10% exploitation rate.

Sharing Arrangements (if applicable)

SFA 4 Borealis

Individual allocations for 2018/19 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2018 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 10,687 76.2
Inshore Fleet 743 5.3
Innu Nation 1,192 8.5
Nunatsiavut Government 1,403 10
NSRF 1,700 NA
Total 15,725  

SFA 5

Individual allocations for 2018/19 are based on established percent shares as follows:

 FLEET / INTEREST 2018/19 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 8,369 38.04
Northern Coalition 7,176 28
Innu Nation 1,330 5.19
Nunatsiavut Government 2,537 9.9
Imakpick 710 2.77
NunatuKavut Community Council 1,594 6.22
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Cartwright to L’Anse au Clair) 2,266 8.84
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Northern Peninsula) 267 1.04
TOTAL 25,630  

SFA 6

Individual allocations for 2018/19 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2017/18 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 2,017 23.1
SABRI 393 4.5
Innu Nation 148 1.7
Fogo Island Co-Op 96 1.1
Inshore fleet 6,076 69.9
TOTAL 8,730  

Management measures

No additional management measures for 2018/19.

Single or multi-year planning

This information is applicable to the 2018/19 fishery only.

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