2020-21 groundfish 4VWX5 (Maritimes Region)
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 2020-21 groundfish 4VWX5 fisheries operate year round, from April 1st – March 31st.
Total Allowable Catches (TACs)
|Stock||2019/20 TAC||2020/21 TAC|
|Pollock 4X5||6,024 mt (300 mt set aside for use of fish)||4,959 mt|
|Pollock 4VW||900 mt||660 mt|
|Silver hake 4VWX+5||15,000 mt||15,000 mt|
|White hake 4VW||By-catch only||By-catch only|
|White hake 4X+5||By-catch only||By-catch only|
|Atlantic halibut 3NOPs4VWX5Zc||4,789 mt||5,507 mt (100t set aside for catch in the stock area by the US and France and maximum of 185t set aside for use of fish)|
|Atlantic cod 4VsW||Moratorium – bycatch only||Moratorium – bycatch only|
|Atlantic cod 4Vn (M-O)||Moratorium – bycatch only||Moratorium – bycatch only|
|Atlantic cod 4X5Y||825 mt, no directed fishing||825 mt, no directed fishing|
|Haddock 4TVW||Moratorium – bycatch only||Moratorium – bycatch only|
|Haddock 4X5Y||9,000 mt||6,877 mt|
|Flatfish 4VW||1,000 mt (350 mt cap on plaice)||1,000 mt (350 mt cap on plaice)|
|Winter flounder 4X
(was Flatfish 4X until 2015)
|1,600 mt||1,600 mt|
|Atlantic wolffish 4VWX+5||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Argentine 4VWX||1,000 mt||1,000 mt|
|Redfish Unit 3||9,000 mt||9,000 mt|
|Spiny dogfish||4,000 mt directed fixed gear fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and regions||2,800 mt directed fixed gear fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and regions|
|Skates 4VsW||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
The 2020-21 groundfish 4VWX5 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: (902) 407-8153 /DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Single or multi-year planning
The information provided is applicable to the 2020-21 fisheries only.
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