2021 offshore lobster (Maritimes Region) – Lobster Fishing Area 41

The offshore lobster fishery occurs in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 41, as defined within the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (Schedule XIII).

Dates of season (subject to change)

The offshore lobster fishery operates year round, from January 1 to December 31.

Total allowable catch (TACs)

The 2021 TAC for offshore lobster is 720 t, which has remained consistent since 1985.

Management measures

The Maritimes Region offshore lobster is managed under the Offshore lobster and Jonah crab 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

As the stock is currently in the healthy zone, a three-year quota management cycle is available to licence holders.

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