Management Decision for 2020/21 - 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 (TACs)

SFA 4

The TAC in SFA 4 for Pandalus borealis will be reduced by 20.2% to 8,658t (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 Pandalus montagui bycatch limit will remain at the 2019/20 level of 4,033t.

SFA 5

The TAC in SFA 5 will be reduced by 34.6% to 14,450t (20% ER using a two-year average).

SFA 6

The Total Allowable Catch in SFA 6 will be reduced by 7.5% to 8,290t to maintain a 10% exploitation rate.

Sharing Arrangements (if applicable)

SFA 4 Borealis

Individual allocations for 2020/21 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 202/210 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 5,455 76.2
Inshore Fleet 379 5.3
Innu Nation 608 8.5
Nunatsiavut Government 716 10
NSRF 1,500 N/A
Total 8,658

SFA 5

Individual allocations for 2020/21 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2020/21 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 5,497 38.04
Northern Coalition 4,046 28
Innu Nation 750 5.19
Nunatsiavut Government 1,431 9.9
Imakpik 400 2.77
NunatuKavut Community Council 899 6.22
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Cartwright to L’Anse au Clair) 1,277 8.84
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Northern Peninsula) 150 1.04
Total 14,450

SFA 6

Individual allocations for 2020/21 are based on established percent shares as follows:

FLEET / INTEREST 2020/21 Quota (t) Percent share
Offshore fleet 1,915 23.1
SABRI 373 4.5
Innu Nation 141 1.7
Fogo Island Co-Op 91 1.1
Inshore fleet 5,770 69.6
Total 8,290

Management Measures

No additional management measures for 2020/21.

Single or Multi-year Planning

This information is applicable to the 2020/21 fishery only.

Links to other information

Northern Shrimp Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

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