DFO Announces Opening Dates for Lobster Fishing Areas 24, 26A and 26B South
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced that the Lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Area LFA 24, LFA 26A and LFA 26B South will open at 06:00 a.m. on Friday May 3, 2019.
LFA 26A-1 from Point Prim to Victoria, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) will open at 6:00 a.m. on Monday May 6, 2019, subject to weather conditions.
DFO wishes to remind fish harvesters to take extra care when navigating on the opening day of the lobster fishery as vessels are loaded with gear and traps. Harvesters are ...
Another Season in the Bag
Craig Avery has been fishing lobsters on Prince Edward Island for 40 years and he’s never seen prices as high as they were this season.
Avery, who is also president of the P.E.I Fishermen’s Association and other LFA 24 and LFA 26a license holders wrapped up their fishing season at the end of June.
Throughout the season, word on the docks was prices were going to be good because demand was exceptionally high. But even veterans like Avery were surprised at some of the numbers they ...
No Extension for P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen
After extensive consultations, the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) will not be applying for any season extensions for the spring lobster season for Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 24 or 26A.
PEIFA stated that the decision was reached by local lobster advisories which include representation from all harbours in these fishing areas.
Protection of the lobster resource is a primary objective of the PEIFA and the advisories. This was a significant factor in the decision not ...
Spring Lobster Season
Fishermen on Prince Edward Island and in areas of New Brunswick had an extra spring in their step on the morning of April 30. Hundreds of lobster boats took to the waters of lobster fishing areas (LFA) 20a, 22, 23, 24, 26a and 26b for the much anticipated spring fishery. Fishermen were reporting decent catches, but not at the levels of 2015. Early prices were in the $5.50-$6.60/pound range. The lobster fishery in LFA 25 does not open until August 9.
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 ...
4R Atlantic Halibut – Second Seasonal Opening Date
DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut hook and line (long line) fishery in NAFO Division 4RST, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet based in Western NL and Southern Labrador, will open at 0600hrs hours on Monday, July 6, 2015.
This fishery is open for vessel class A289 and will close at 2000hrs on July 12, 2015.
New conditions for this fishery must be obtained through the National Online Licencing System prior to engaging in fishing activities.
Buddy-up arrangements must be ...
Seal Fishery Opening – 2015 Season
DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in Sealing Areas 4 to 8, that the fishery for Seals will re-open in Sealing Areas 4 to 8 and 12, at 0600 hours on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
This fishery will open for Front Longliners, Areas 5 to 8 Small Boats and Speed Boats, all Area 4 vessels, and Personal Use. This includes License Classes N100 to N106, N300 to N302, and N400.
DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters based in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, that the ...