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2022 to 23 Scotian Shelf Sea Cucumber (4Vs, 4W, and 4X)

The Scotian Shelf sea cucumber fishery occurs along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia in fishing areas corresponding with Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) divisions 4Vs, 4W, and 4X.

Dates of season (subject to change)

The 2022 to 2023 Scotian Shelf sea cucumber fishery operates from May 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Total allowable catch

Area Controls
4X Inshore Zones 1-5: 100 t
4W Offshore Zone 1: 400 t
Zone 2: 200 t
4Vs Offshore Areas of Access 1-8: 800 t 
(Up to 600 t may be landed from Area 2)
4W Midshore Zones A-J: 800 t

Management measures

The Scotian Shelf sea cucumber fishery is managed through current Conservation Harvesting Plans.

Please contact your regional DFO office for more information: 506-529-5933 / 

Single or multi-year planning

The information provided is applicable to the 2022 to 2023 fishery only.

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