2021 herring fishery (Maritimes Region) - 4WX Southwest Nova Scotia / Bay of Fundy spawning component

The 4WX herring fisheries occurs in the spawning areas off Southwest Nova Scotia (SWNS), including the Bay of Fundy. 

Dates of season (subject to change)

The current herring fishery operates from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

Total allowable catch

The 2021 Total Allowable Catch (TAC) is 35,000 tonnes.

  • Mid Water Trawl: 280 t
  • Purse Seine: 27,776 t
  • Fixed Gear: 6,944 t

Management measures

The Atlantic Herring fisheries are managed under the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) and the Canadian Atlantic Herring SWNS Rebuilding 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

The information provided is applicable to the 2021 fishery only.

Links to other information

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat

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