2021 offshore Arctic surfclam fishery (Maritimes Region) – Banquereau and Grand Bank

The 2021 offshore Arctic surfclam fishery occurs on offshore clam beds located on the Grand Bank and Banquereau Bank.

Dates of season (subject to change)

The offshore Arctic surfclam fishery operates year round, from January 1st – December 31st.

Total allowable catch (TAC)

The TAC for the 2021 Artic surfclam fishery has been set at 35,699 tonnes, resulting from the combined Grand Bank TAC of 14,756 tonnes and the Banquereau Bank TAC of 20,943 tonnes.

Management measures

The offshore Arctic surfclam fishery is managed under the offshore clam integrated fisheries management plan (IFMP).

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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