2021 Groundfish (Maritimes Region) – 5Z

The Maritimes Region Georges Bank groundfish fishery occurs in the area that corresponds to subdivision 5Z of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 5Z groundfish fishery operates year round, from January 1 to December 31.

Total allowable catch (TACs)

Groundfish 5Z
Stock 2020 2021
Eastern Georges Bank haddock (5Zjm) 13,800 t 7614 t
Eastern Georges Bank Atlantic cod (5Zjm) 461.5 t 444.5 t
Georges Bank Yellowtail flounder (5Zhjmn) 42 t (bycatch only) 45 t (bycatch only)

Management measures

The 2021 5Z groundfish fishery is managed through current Conservation Harvesting Plans.

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 2021 fishery only.

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