2019 groundfish (Maritimes Region) – 5Z

The Maritimes Region Georges Bank groundfish fishery occurs in the area that corresponds to subdivision 5Z of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 2019 5Z groundfish fishery operates year round, January 1st – December 31st.

Total allowable catches (TACs)

Groundfish 5Z:

Stock 2018 2019
Eastern Georges Bank haddock (5Zjm) 24,400t 15,000t
Eastern Georges Bank Atlantic cod (5Zjm) 694t 461.5t
Georges Bank Yellowtail flounder (5Zhjmn) 87t (bycatch only) 34t (bycatch only)

Management measures

The 2019 5Z groundfish fishery is managed through current Conservation Harvesting Plans.

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 2019 fishery only.

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