2021-22 groundfish 4VWX5 (Maritimes Region)
The Maritimes Region groundfish fishery occurs in the areas that correspond to subdivisions 4VWX5Y of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO).
Dates of season (subject to change)
The 2021-22 groundfish 4VWX5 fisheries operate year round, from April 1 – March 31.
Total allowable catch (TACs)
|Stock||2020-2021 TAC||2021-2022 TAC|
|Pollock 4X5||4,959 mt||4,107 mt|
|Pollock 4VW||660 mt||660 mt|
|Silver hake 4VWX+5||15,000 mt||15,000 mt|
|White hake 4VW||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|White hake 4X+5||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Atlantic halibut 3NOPs4VWX5Zc||5,507 mt (100 mt set aside for catch in the stock area by the US and France and maximum of 185 mt set aside for use of fish)||5,445 mt (100 mt set aside for catch in the stock area by the US and France and maximum of 185 mt set aside for use of fish)|
|Atlantic cod 4VsW||Moratorium – Bycatch only||Moratorium – Bycatch only|
|Atlantic cod 4Vn (M-O)||Moratorium – Bycatch only||Moratorium – Bycatch only|
|Atlantic cod 4X5Y||825 mt – No directed fishing||825 mt – No directed fishing|
|Haddock 4TVW||Moratorium – Bycatch only||Moratorium – Bycatch only|
|Haddock 4X5Y||6,877 mt||6,877 mt|
|Flatfish 4VW||1,000 mt (350 mt cap on plaice)||1,000 mt (175 mt cap on Plaice)|
|Winter flounder 4X (was Flatfish 4X until 2015)||1,600 mt||1,600 mt|
|Atlantic wolffish 4VWX+5||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
|Argentine 4VWX||1,000 mt||1,000 mt|
|Redfish Unit 3||9,000 mt||9,000 mt|
|Spiny dogfish||2,800 mt directed fixed gear fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and regions||2,800 mt directed fixed gear fishery; 4,000 mt bycatch for other gear types and regions|
|Skates 4VsW||Bycatch only||Bycatch only|
The 2021-22 groundfish 4VWX5 fisheries are managed through current Conservation Harvesting Plans, as well as the 4VWX5 groundfish Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.
Please contact your regional DFO office for more information:
(902) 407-8153 / DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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The information provided is applicable to the 2021-22 fisheries only.
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