Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
FN1359-COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiids - Area 15 and 16 - South Coast - Opening January 05, 2016

Open 12:00 hours January 05 2016 until 23:59 hrs, March 31, 2016 to commercial 
fishing for Euphausiids, by plankton trawl gear, in the following Subareas:

1. Knight Inlet: Subareas 12-28 to 12-34 - quota 75 tonnes
2. Bute Inlet: Subareas 13-18 to 13-22 - quota 55 tonnes
3. Homfray-Lewis-Pryce Channels: Subarea 15-5 - 40 tonnes
4. Toba Inlet: Subarea 15-6 - quota 20 tonnes
5. Jervis Inlet: Subareas 16-11 to 16-15 - 85 tonnes 

Variation Order No. 2016 - 01

Note: Closures will be implemented before March 31, 2016 as quotas are achieved.

Refer to 2013/2017 Euphausiid Integrated Fishery Management Plan and the 
2013/2017 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 2016 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 2015 even 
if no fishing had occurred.     

Fishers are reminded the pre-licence application requirement will be continued 
for 2016. 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 2016 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 2016 conditions of licence through this 


Laurie Convey (250) 756-7233
David Fogtmann (250) 339-3799

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1359
Sent December 18, 2015 at 1103