2020 offshore scallop fishery in the Maritimes Region – Scallop Fishing Areas 10-12, 25-27

The offshore scallop fishery occurs in Scallop Fishing Areas (SFAs) 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

5,000 tonnes (t) / 33 meats per 500 grams (g)

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

900 t / 50 meats per 500 g

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

300 t / 40 meats per 500 g

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

60 t / 60 meats per 500 g

German Bank 
That portion of SFA 26 north of 43° 00' N. Lat. and west of Browns Bank (South)

Jun. 1 to Nov. 15

100 t / 40 meats per 500 g

Eastern Scotian Shelf 
That portion of SFA 25 excluding Banquereau Bank

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

25 t / 45 meats per 500 g

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

30 t / 60 meats per 500 g

St. Pierre Bank
SFA 10, 11 south of 46° 12' 01" N. Lat., and 12.

Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

125 t / 33 meats per 500 g

Management measures

The offshore scallop fishery is managed under the Interim 2020 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 2020 fishery only.

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