2020 Sea urchin fishery, Newfoundland and Labrador

Species and area

Sea urchin fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Season opening and closing dates

Area Season Dates
2 July 1 to November 30 *
3 July 1 to June 30 *
4 October 1 to April 30
5 November 1 to April 30
6 November 1 to April 30
7 July 1 to June 30 *
8 July 1 to June 30 *
9 July 1 to June 30 *
10 July 1 to June 30 *
11 July 1 to June 30 *
12 July 1 to June 30 *
13 July 1 to June 30 *
14 July 1 to June 30 *

* In 2020 the season will begin on September 1

Management measures

The management approach for 2020 includes:

  • Season dates established by Lobster Fishing Area (LFA)
  • A minimum possession size (48mm in diameter)
  • Mandatory logbooks
  • Issuance of new temporary licences*

*In order to increase participation in this fishery, an additional 33 temporary licences have been issued in areas that had less than 5 licences. In areas where the number of eligible applicants exceeded the number of available permits, harvesters were selected through a temporary licence draw.

The Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) for the Newfoundland and Labrador Region’s Sea urchin fishery can be found on our Website.

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