2019 offshore scallop fishery in the Maritimes Region – Scallop Fishing Areas 10-12, 25-27

The offshore scallop fishery occurs in Scallop Fishing Areas (SFA) 10-12 and 25-27, as defined within the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (Schedule XV).

Dates of season and interim total allowable catches (TACs) (subject to change)
SFA Season TAC / Meat count
Georges Bank (A)
That portion of SFA 27 West of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 4,500t / 33 meats per 500 grams
Georges Bank (B)
That portion of SFA 27 East of straight lines joining the following points:
1) 42° 20’ 00” N. Lat., 66° 45’ 15” W. Long.
2) 41° 35’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 40’ 00” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 800t / 50 meats per 500 grams
Browns Bank (North)
That portion of SFA 26 South of 43° 00’ 00” N. Lat. and West of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 400t / 40 meats per 500 grams
Browns Bank (South)
That portion of SFA 26 East of a straight line joining the following points:
1) 43° 12’ 00” N. Lat., 65° 31’ 25” W. Long.
2) 42° 18’ 30” N. Lat., 65° 58’ 30” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 50t / 60 meats per 500 grams
German Bank 
That portion of SFA 26 North of 43° 00' N. Lat. and West of Browns Bank (South)
Jun. 1 to Nov. 15 100t / 40 meats per 500 grams
Eastern Scotian Shelf 
That portion of SFA 25 excluding Banquereau Bank
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 50t / 45 meats per 500 grams
Banquereau Bank 
That portion of SFA 25 enclosed by straight lines joining the following points in the order they are listed:
1) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
2) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 57° 25’ 00” W. Long.
3) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 55° 17’ 00” W. Long.
4) 43° 45’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
5) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 59° 00’ 00” W. Long.
6) 44° 10’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
7) 45° 40’ 00” N. Lat., 60° 00’ 00” W. Long.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 25t / 60 meats per 500 grams
St. Pierre Bank
SFA 10, 11 south of 46° 12' 01" N. Lat., and 12.
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 125t / 33 meats per 500 grams

Management measures

The offshore scallop fishery is managed under the Interim 2019 Offshore Scallop Fishing Plan.

Please contact your regional DFO office for more information:

902-407-8153 / DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Single or multi-year planning

The information provided is applicable to the 2019 fishery only.

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