2018 Inshore scallop fishery in the Bay of Fundy – Scallop Production Areas 1-6

The Maritimes Region inshore scallop fishery within the Bay of Fundy occurs in Scallop Fishing Areas (SFAs) 28A, 28B, 28C, and 28D, as defined within the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (Schedule XV). For science assessment and fishery management purposes, Scallop Production Areas (SPAs) are defined within licence conditions.

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 2017/18 inshore scallop fishing season in the Bay of Fundy operates from October 1 – September 30. There are variations in the active season between the fleets and between the SPAs. These differences are captured in conservation harvesting plans and variation orders.

Total allowable catches (TACs)

2017/18 Final TACs:

The following TAC has been approved for each SPA:

SPA 1A: 400t
SPA 1B: 550t
SPA 2: The fishery in SPA 2 is not regulated by a TAC.
SPA 3: 150t
SPAs 4 & 5: 150t. As has been the case since 2014, SPA 4 and SPA 5 will continue to be managed as one quota area.
SPA 6: 190t

2018/19 Interim TACs:

The following interim TACs have been approved for the 2018/19 fishing season, which opens October 1, 2018.

SPA 1A: 200t
SPA 1B: 150t
SPA 3: 100t
SPA 4 & 5: 100t

Management measures

Details on management measures for SPAs 1-6 are available in fleet specific Conservation Harvesting Plans. Additional information can be found in the current Inshore Scallop Integrated Fisheries Management 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 planning cycle for Inshore Scallop in the Bay of Fundy is annual.

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