P.E.I. Halibut Fishery Opened Sept. 9

The Prince Edward Island September halibut season opened, September 9 at 6 a.m.

It will remain open today (Sept. 10) and then, due to the pending weather forecast, will not reopen again until Monday Sept. 14 and Tuesday Sept. 15.

Atlantic halibut fishers must ensure that while verifying catch weights during landings, their total weight is accurate.

As the 2015, Atlantic halibut P.E.I. fleet license condition seasonal catch limit is stated in round weight, a conversion factor of 1.14 is used to convert dressed weight (the total amount of head on gutted weight of Atlantic halibut) to round weight Atlantic halibut. The onus is on the license holder or designate to ensure that the seasonal catch limit of 145-kilogram round weight of Atlantic halibut is not exceeded.

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