Management decision for 2021/22 - Northern Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFAs) 4, 5, 6

Dates of season (subject to change)

SFAs 4 – 6 operate year round, from April 1 – March 31.

Total Allowable Catches (TAC)

SFA 4

The TAC in SFA 4 for Pandalus borealis will be increased by 15% to 9,957t (16.9% exploitation rate (ER)), which includes a 1,500t allocation for Use of Fish under Section 10 of the Fisheries Act.

The Pandalus montagui bycatch limit will remain at the 2020/21 level of 4,033t.

SFA 5

The TAC in SFA 5 will be increased by 11.3% to 16,080t (20% ER).

SFA 6

The TAC in SFA 6 will be increased by 15% to 9,534t (8.1% ER).

Allocations

SFA 4 Borealis

Individual allocations for 2021/22 are based on established percent shares as follows:
Fleet/Interest 2021/22 Quota (t) Percent share (%)
Offshore fleet 6,444 76.2
Inshore fleet 448 5.3
Innu Nation 719 8.5
Nunatsiavut Government 846 10
NSRF 1,500 NA
Total 9,957  

SFA 5

Individual allocations for 2021/22 are based on established percent shares as follows:
Fleet/Interest 2021/22 Quota (t) Percent share (%)
Offshore fleet 6,118 38.04
Northern Coalition 4,502 28
Innu Nation 835 5.19
Nunatsiavut Government 1,592 9.9
Imakpik 445 2.77
NunatuKavut Community Council 1,000 6.22
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Cartwright to L’Anse au Clair) 1,421 8.84
Inshore Aff Cod Harvesters (Northern Peninsula) 167 1.04
Total 16,080  

SFA 6

Individual allocations for 2021/22 are based on established percent shares as follows:
Fleet/Interest 2021/22 Quota (t) Percent share (%)
Offshore fleet 2,202 23.1
SABRI 429 4.5
Innu Nation 162 1.7
Fogo Island Co-Op 105 1.1
Inshore fleet 6,636 69.6
Total 9,534  

Management measures

No additional management measures for 2021/22.

Single or multi-year planning

This information is applicable to the 2021/22 fishery only.

Links to other information

Northern Shrimp Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

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