Management Decision for 2019/20 - 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 TAC in SFA 4 borealis will be reduced by 31% to 10,845t (18% exploitation rate (ER) using a two year average), which includes a 1,500t 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 TAC in SFA 5 will be reduced by 13.7% to 22,100t (20% ER using a two year average).

SFA 6

The Total Allowable Catch in SFA 6 will be increased by 2.6% to 8,960t to maintain a 10% exploitation rate.

Sharing Arrangements (if applicable)

SFA 4 Borealis

Individual allocations for 2019/20 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2019/20 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 7,121 76.2
Inshore Fleet 495 5.3
Innu Nation 794 8.5
Nunatsiavut Government 935 10
NSRF 1,500 NA
Total 10,845  

SFA 5

Individual allocations for 2019/20 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2019/20 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 8,407 38.04
Northern Coalition 6,188 28
Innu Nation 1,147 5.19
Nunatsiavut Government 2,188 9.9
Imakpik 612 2.77
NunatuKavut Community Council 1,374 6.22
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Cartwright to L’Anse au Clair) 1,954 8.84
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Northern Peninsula) 230 1.04
TOTAL 22,100  

SFA 6

Individual allocations for 2019/20 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2019/20 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 2,070 23.1
SABRI 403 4.5
Innu Nation 152 1.7
Fogo Island Co-Op 99 1.1
Inshore fleet 6,236 69.6
TOTAL 8,960  

Management measures

No additional management measures for 2019/20.

Single or multi-year planning

This information is applicable to the 2019/20 fishery only.

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