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Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
FN1197-Commercial - Invertebrates: Euphausiids - South Coast - Area 15 and 16 - Closure

Closed 23:59 hours December 31, 2012 for Euphausiids by plankton trawl gear in 
the following Subareas:

Quota Management area 16 B. Subareas 15-1, 15-2, 15-3, 16-18, and that portion 
of Subarea 16-11 westerly of a line from Ahistrom point light 175 degrees true, 
to a point on the shoreline on Nelson Island.   

Variation Order # 2012-427 is hereby revoked.

Refer to 2007/2012 Euphausiid Integrated Fishery Management Plan and the 
2007/2012 Commercial Harvest Plan, for the detailed fishing plan, closed area 
descriptions, and contact numbers for further informa-tion. 

Positional information is to be recorded in the validation and harvest logbook 
prior to or as the net is set by condition of licence. 

Fishers are advised that the industry funded hail and dockside validation 
program initiated in 1997 will be in effect for the 2012 season, the details of 
this program are described in the commercial fishing plan.  A Nil report must 
be submitted to the DFO Shellfish Data Unit for licence renewal for 2011 even 
if no fishing had occurred.     

Fishers are reminded the pre-licence application requirement will be continued 
for 2012. All licence applications for a Z-F category licence must be 
accompanied by a letter from the Krill Trawlers Association (KTA) or their 
designate, certifying that arrangements have been made with a DFO Observer or 
service bureau, to provide services required by the 2012 conditions of licence. 
Alternately licence holders choosing a service bureau independent of the KTA 
will require a letter identifying the service bureau they have hired, and 
confirming that they can meet the 2012 conditions of licence through this 

For more information contact: David Fogtmann (250)339-3799, Laurie Convey 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1197
Sent December 20, 2012 at 1051