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http://www.inter.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/Orders-Registry/Report?order_id=3753

new regulations many didn't know about, took effect this May...

Pursuant to the Fishery (General) Regulations and by the Gulf Region Close Time and Minimum Length Variation Order 2014-046, the mackerel fishery for all vessels and gear types in mackerel fishing area 16 remains open.

Fishers are reminded that portions of mackerel fishing area 16 located less than 500 meters of any point of the mouth of the salmon rivers as referred to in Quebec Region Variation Order 2010-Q-016, remain closed to vessels utilizing fixed gear.

Fishers are also reminded that fishing for mackerel using a vessel 19.8 m or more in overall length when using mobile gear remains closed in that portion of Bay des Chaleurs, located west of a line drawn from Grand Anse, NB to Paspebiac, Quebec as referred to inQuebec Region Variation Order, 2013-Q-121.

In addition, the minimum length for mackerel in mackerel fishing area 16 when fishing for commercial and recreational purposesis set at 26.3 cm. The number of mackerel less than 26.3 cm in length retained during any one fishing trip must not exceed 10% of the number of longer mackerel caught and retained during that fishing trip.

Gulf Region Close Time and Minimum Length Variation Order 2014-044 is hereby revoked.

Refer to Gulf Region Close Time and Minimum Length Variation Order 2014-046 issued on May 27, 2014, or contact your local Fishery Officer for further information.

Jacqueline Richard
Acting Regional Director General
Gulf Region

I personally like the fact they are taking a strong role in conservation, and applying this to commercial fleets also (which are the worst when it comes to heavy overfishing)
 

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The map clarifies that it's East coast fishery only, not on the Bay of Fundy (Not that we have many salmon rivers down here... :) )
 
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