Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Halibut
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Other Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Rockfish Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish Seamount
Subject:
FN1372-Groundfish: In-season changes to 2015 Groundfish IFMP: Adjustments to the Incoming and Outgoing Sector Caps.


The commercial groundfish industry is hereby notified of the following changes 
to the 2015 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Groundfish. These changes 
take effect immediately:

2015 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Groundfish

Section 9.1.5.6 - Outgoing Sector Caps:

The ZN Outside outgoing sector caps for Silvergrey have been increased to the 
following amounts:
Silvergrey---3C,3D------90,594 pounds
Silvergrey---5A,5B-----176,733 pounds
Silvergrey---5C,5D-----160,397 pounds
Silvergrey----5E-------104,332 pounds

The Trawl outgoing sector caps for the following species have been increased to 
the following amouonts:
Lingcod--------3D-------60,441 pounds
Sablefish---coastwide--92,873 pounds 

Section 9.1.5.7 - Incoming Sector Caps:

The ZN Outside incoming sector caps have increased to the following amounts:
Halibut----coastwide---250,000 pounds
Sablefishcoastwide----150,000 pounds

The Halibut incoming sector caps for the following species have been increased 
to the following amounts:
Lingcod------3D--------251,211 pounds

The Dogfish and Lingcod incoming sector caps for Canary, Silvergrey, Redbanded, 
Rougheye, Shortspine, and Shortraker have been increased to the following 
amounts:
Canary-------3C,3D------51,248 pounds
Canary-------5A,5B------87,631 pounds
Canary-------5C,5D------40,598 pounds
Canary--------5E--------42,378 pounds
Silvergrey---3C,3D------90,594 pounds
Silvergrey---5A,5B-----176,733 pounds
Silvergrey---5C,5D-----160,397 pounds
Silvergrey----5E-------104,332 pounds
Rougheye----coastwide--993,582 pounds
Shortraker--coastwide--224,234 pounds
Shortspine--coastwide---37,436 pounds
Redbanded --coastwide-487,494 pounds

The Sablefish and Halibut incoming sector caps for Canary, Silvergrey, 
Shortraker and Rougheye have been increased to the following amounts:
Canary-------3C,3D------51,248 pounds
Canary-------5A,5B------87,631 pounds
Canary-------5C,5D------40,598 pounds
Canary--------5E--------42,378 pounds
Silvergrey---3C,3D------90,594 pounds
Silvergrey---5A,5B-----176,733 pounds
Silvergrey---5C,5D-----160,397 pounds
Silvergrey----5E-------104,332 pounds
Rougheye----coastwide--993,582 pounds
Shortraker--coastwide--224,234 pounds


The Trawl incoming sector caps for Canary, Silvergrey, Rougheye, Shortspine, 
and Shortraker have been increased to the following amounts:
Canary-------5A,5B------87,631 pounds
Canary-------5C,5D------40,598 pounds
Canary--------5E--------42,378 pounds
Silvergrey---3C,3D------90,594 pounds
Silvergrey---5A,5B-----176,733 pounds
Silvergrey---5C,5D-----160,397 pounds
Silvergrey----5E-------104,332 pounds
Rougheye----coastwide--993,582 pounds
Shortraker--coastwide--224,234 pounds
Shortspine--coastwide---37,436 pounds


Please consult the DFO website for the most current figures: http://www.pac.dfo-
mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/commercial/ground-fond/index-eng.html


FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

For more information contact:

Robert Tadey 
Hook & Line Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604) 666-3279
Fax: (604) 666-8525


Adam Keizer
Halibut/Sablefish Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604) 666-0912
Fax: (604) 666-8525

Barry Ackerman
Trawl Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604)666-3991
Fax: (604) 666-8525

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1372
Sent December 22, 2015 at 1618