Total Allowable Catch for the herring fall fishery in Herring Fishing Areas 16A to 16G

Moncton, NB August 16, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announces the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the herring fall fishery (fall spawners component) of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence for Herring Fishing Areas (HFAs) 16A to 16G and 17.

The TAC is 12,000 t for 2021. In order to maximize fishing opportunity and provide a high probability of attaining the TAC, an additional 6,000 t are distributed according to existing shares; however, the fishery will be closed once the TAC of 12,000 t is captured. This approach was also employed in 2020.

Fleet allocations established (metric tonnes) in order to reach catches of 12,000 t
Fleet 2021
Inshore fleet Areas 16A-16G 13,692
Inshore fleet in Area 17 180
Gulf large purse seine fleet 4,128
Inshore fleet allocations (metric tonnes) for HFAs 16A to 16G and 17
Herring Fishing Area 2021
Reserve (initially distributed) 1,005
  Basic allocation including the distribution of reserve
16A 22
16B 6,509
16C 2,662 (C&E)
16D 90
16E See 16C above
16F 2,734
16G 1,818
17 180

For more information:

Ben Moore
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Charlottetown, PE
(902) 370-7094
Mario Gaudet
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, NB
(506) 395-7705
Alan Dwyer
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Antigonish, NS
(902) 735-7114

 

Caroline Leclerc
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans
Gaspé, QC
(418) 368-5559
Josée Richard
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans
Cap-aux-Meules, QC
(418) 986-2095
David Giard
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, NB
(506) 851-6494

 

Antoine Rivierre
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Québec, QC
(418) 640-2636
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