Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
Subject:
FN1370-Commercial- Invertebrates: Euphausiids - South Coast - Areas 15 and 16 - Open January 05, 2017


Fishery opens 12:00 January 05, 2017 until 23:59 hrs, March 31, 2017 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. 2017 - 04.
	
Note: Closures will be implemented before March 31, 2017 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 information. 

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 2017 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 2016 even 
if no fishing had occurred.     

Fishers are reminded the pre-licence application requirement will be continued 
for 2017. 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 2017 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 2017 conditions of licence through this 
arrangement. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:	 
Laure Convey (250) 756-7233
David Fogtmann (250) 339-3799

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1370
Sent December 20, 2016 at 1545