2019 groundfish (Maritimes Region) – 4VWX+5Y
The Maritimes Region groundfish fishery occurs in the areas that correspond to subdivisions 4VWX5Y of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).
Dates of season (subject to change)
The 2019-20 4VWX5Y Groundfish fishery operates year round, from April 1st – March 31st.
Total Allowable Catches (TACs)
|Pollock 4X5||5,137 mt (300 mt set aside for use of fish)||6,024 mt (300 mt set aside for use of fish)|
|Pollock 4VW||900 mt||900 mt|
|Silver Hake 4VWX+5||15,000 mt||15,000 mt|
|White Hake 4VW||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|White Hake 4X+5||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Atlantic Halibut 3NOPs4VWX5Zc||4,164 mt (100 mt set aside for catch in the stock area by the US and France & 185 mt set aside for use of fish)||4,789 mt (100 mt set aside for catch in the stock area by the US and France & 185 mt set aside for use of fish)|
|Atlantic Cod 4VsW||Moratorium - Bycatch only||Moratorium - Bycatch only|
|Atlantic Cod 4VN (May-October) resident stock||Moratorium - Bycatch only||Moratorium - Bycatch only|
|Atlantic Cod 4X5Y||1650t total for 2017/18 & 2018/19
50% of the TAC will be allocated in each year
|825 mt, no directed fishing|
|Haddock 4TVW||Moratorium – Bycatch only||Moratorium – Bycatch only|
|Haddock 4X5Y||7,650 mt||9,000 mt|
|Flatfish 4VW||1,000 mt (500mt cap on Plaice)||1,000 mt (350 mt cap on Plaice)|
|Winter Flounder (was Flatfish 4X until 2015)||1,600 mt||1,600 mt|
|Atlantic Wolffish 4VWX+5||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Redfish Unit III||9,000 mt||9,000 mt|
|Argentine 4VWX||1,000 mt||1,000 mt|
|Skates 4VsW||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Cusk 4VWX||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Monkfish 4VWX||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Spiny Dogfish (Atlantic Canada)||4,000 mt directed FG fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and Regions||4,000 mt directed FG fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and Regions|
The 2019 4VWX+5 Groundfish fisheries are managed through current Conservation Harvesting Plans, as well as the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.
Please contact your regional DFO office for more information:
Single or Multi-year Planning
The information provided is applicable to the 2019-20 fisheries only.
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