2019 inshore scallop fishery in the Bay of Fundy – Scallop Production Areas 1-6

The 2019 inshore scallop fishery in the Bay of Fundy is managed by Scallop Production Areas (SPAs). SPAs are defined within licence conditions and the inshore scallop Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 2018/19 inshore scallop fishing season in the Bay of Fundy operates from October 1 to 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)

2018/19 final TACs:

These TACs have been approved for each SPA:

  • SPA 1A: 450t
  • SPA 1B: 750t
  • SPA 2: The fishery in SPA 2 is not regulated by a TAC.
  • SPA 3: 125t
  • SPAs 4 & 5: 125t. (As has been the case since 2014, SPA 4 and SPA 5 will continue to be managed as one quota area.)
  • SPA 6: 200t

2019/20 interim TACs:

These interim TACs have been approved for the 2018/19 fishing season, which opens October 1, 2019:

  • SPA 1A: 250t
  • SPA 1B: 150t
  • SPA 3: 125t
  • SPA 4 & 5: 100t

Management measures

Details on management measures for SPAs 1 to 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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