Northern Shrimp – Shrimp Fishing Areas 0, 1 and 7

Dates of season (subject to change)

Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 0, 1 and 7 operate on a calendar year (January 1-December 31).

Total Allowable Catches (TAC)
Area Quota (t)
SFA 0 250
SFA 1 15 229*
SFA 7 Closed

* The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization’s (NAFO) Scientific Council has suggested that catches for Division 0A east of 60°30W not exceed 110,000t. Canada has accepted a TAC of 107,500t for 2020, with a Canadian share of 15,229 (approximately 17% of the offshore portion of the TAC) to be fished in SFA 1. Individual allocations to stakeholders in this SFA will remain at 2004-2008 levels, with the understanding that should the Canadian quota be reached, the fishery will be closed.

SFA 7

For 2020, NAFO’s decision is that Division 3L will remain closed to commercial fishing.

Management measures

There are no new management measures for 2020.

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