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2J3KLPs Capelin Management Plan 2023

Species and area

There are two Capelin stocks in eastern and southern Newfoundland and Labrador; 2J3KL and 3Ps.

Season openings and closings (subject to change)

Commencement of the Capelin fishing season in an area is determined and based upon industry recommendations to the Department. This is based on the commercial abundance of Capelin, compliance with industry quality standards, and the processing sector’s readiness to purchase product. Opening dates vary by area and fleet and are determined independently for each quota management unit. The season for each gear sector and area remains open provided there are commercial quantities available and quota remaining.

Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and sharing arrangements

The TAC for 2J3KLPs capelin is set at 14,533 tonnes for 2023. This is Status Quo from 2022. The TAC is allocated to the respective quota areas and fleets according to existing sharing arrangements.

2023 allocations by area
Area Gear Type Quota
2J Fixed 58
Total 58
3K Mobile 1,144
Fixed 3,964
Total 5,108
3L Mobile 3,254
Fixed 5,145
Total 8,399
3Ps Mobile 111
Fixed 857
Total 968
2023 TAC Total 14,533

Management measures

The management measures for this fishery are a roll over from the 2022 2J3KLPs Capelin fishery. These include:

Further details of the management measures are outlined in the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.

Single or multi-year planning

This information is for 2023 fishing season.

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