Atlantic Sharing Arrangements
ATLANTIC WIDE
SPECIES FISHING AREA SHARING ARRANGEMENTS
Fleet Shares of the Canadian TACC Effort controlled by
number of licences
Seals North East
Newfoundland
(Front) and Labrador
Front Long liners
Front Small boats
Labrador
58%
37%
5%
 
Harp Seals Front/Gulf Gulf
Front
30%
70%
 
Bluefin Tuna All PEI
NL
Gulf (NB)
Quebec
Gulf (NS)
SWNS
St. Margaret Bay
Tagging mortality 
30.02%
12.84%
7.82%
5.08%
11.27%
21.70%
11.27%
2 ton
 
Swordfish and other tunas All Longline
Harpoon
90%
10%
 
Mackerel All Inshore
Offshore
60%
40%
 
Northern Shrimp SFA 0-6   Limited entry
SFA 7 Formula for NAFO TACC increases: Limited entry
Inshore
Offshore
76.5%
23.5%
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR REGION
Capelin 2J3KLPs 2J3KL Fg
Mg
67.58%
32.42%
 
3P Fg
Mg
88.58%
11.42%
4RST 4R Fg
Mg < 65’
Mg > 65’
37.82%
24.15%
24.15%
 
4ST all gear types 13.88%
Yellowtail 3LNO Vessels > 100’ 100.000%  
Atlantic Cod 3PS Aboriginal
Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Fg 65’-100’
Vessels >100’
0.278%
78.109%
4.889%
2.000%
14.740%
 
Greenland Halibut 3LMNO Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Fg 65’-100’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
61.500%
1.600%
2.700%
0.200%
33.990%
 
Redfish 3M Vessels > 100’ 100%  
3O Mg < 100’
Vessels > 100’
21.290%
78.710%
 
Skate 3LNO Fg < 35’
Fg 35’ - 64’
Fg > 65’
Mg
11.689%
32.489%
10.000%
45.822%
 
3Ps Fg < 35’
Fg 35’- 64’
Fg > 65’
Mg
23.809%
23.809%
9.524%
42.858%
 
Witch 3Ps Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Vessels > 100’
5.030%
22.000%
72.970%
 
Lobster LFA 3   Limited entry
LFA 4  
LFA 5  
LFA 6  
LFA 7  
LFA 8  
LFA 9  
LFA 10  
LFA 11  
LFA 12  
LFA 13  
LFA 14  
Herring HFA 3-8  
HFA 3-4 Fg
Mg
33.33%
66.67%
HFA 5-6 Fg
Mg
50%
50%
HFA 7-8 Fg
Mg
41.82%
58.18%
HFA 9-10 Fg
Mg
25.96%
74.04%
HFA 11 Fg 100%
HFA 12 Fg 100%
HFA 13-14 Mg > 65’
Mg < 65
Fg
55%
22%
23%
Crab 2J   Limited entry
3K  
3LNO  
3Ps  
3Pn4R (12d)  
Scallops 2HJ (SFA 1-2)   Limited entry
3KL (SFA 3-9)  
3Ps (SFA10-12)  
4R (SFA 13-14)  
Offshore  
QUEBEC REGION
Lobster LFA 15   Limited entry
LFA 16  
LFA 17  
LFA 18  
LFA 19  
LFA 20  
LFA 21  
LFA 22  
Scallops SFA 15   Limited entry
SFA 16  
SFA 17  
SFA 18  
SFA 19  
SFA 20  
Gulf Shrimp
PEI & NS
SFA 8, 9, 10 SFA 8 1.18% PEI;
1.18% NS  
 
SFA 9 1.18% PEI;
1.18% NS  
SFA 10 1.18% PEI;
1.18% NS  
Gulf Shrimp
Group A
SFA 8 SFA 8
Quebec
Newfoundland & Labrador
73.23%
11.1%
88.9%
 
Gulf Shrimp
Group B
SFA 8,9,10,12 SFA 8
SFA 9
SFA 10
SFA 12
24.41%
97.64%
97.64%
100%
 
After the First Nations allocations (the Micmacs and Malécites de Viger) are subtracted, the allocations to the traditional shrimp harvesters and groundfish dependent harvesters fleets (Qc and NB) are based on a stable sharing formula of 86.5% and 13.5% respectively.

Quebec and New Brunswick fleets: Sharing based on a stable arrangement included in the 2007 ITQ administrative guidelines
Crab CFA 12    
A     Limited entry
B    
F Quebec
NS-Cape Breton
68.75%
31.25%
 
CFA 13 Quebec
Newfoundland
87.75%
12.25%
Limited entry
CFA 14 Individual quotas are stable  
CFA 16 Group A
Group B
92.70%
7.30%
 
CFA 17 Traditional harvesters
Groundfish harvesters
88%
12%
 
Herring HFA 15(4S) The TACC is granted exclusively
to the middle and lower Quebec
North-shore inshore fleet.
Limited entry
GULF REGION
Crab CFA 12,18,25,26 Midshore traditionals 61.746%  
NB
QC
NS
39.408
21.169
1.169
Inshore PEI traditionals 3.436%
First Nations 15.816%
NB
QC
PEI
8.700
6.239
0.877
 
Inshore Gulf N.S (area 18) 4.002%
Non traditionals (New Access) 15.00%
NB
MFU
ITQ groundfish
Competitive groundfish
QUE
PEI

PEIFA
Groundfish specialists
NS
7.129%
6.1613%
0.713%
0.2546%
4.837%
2.122%

1.867%
0.255%
0.913%
 
CFA 12E New Brunswick
PEI
Quebec
75.00%
12.5%
12.5%
   
CFA 19 1. Trap shares = 1699
2. Minimum traps per licence: 3
Maximum traps per licence:26
3. Minimum licences: 145
Maximum licences:184
 
Herring 4T (16A-G) Mg
Fg
23.17%
76.83%
 
Lobster LFA 23   Limited entry
LFA 24  
LFA 25  
LFA 26A  
LFA 26B  
Yellowtail 4T
Magdalen Islands
directed fishery in
4T2a, bycatch
elsewhere in 4T
Vessels < 65’ 100.000%  
American Plaice 4T Fg < 65’
Mg < 45’
Mg 45’-64’
Mg 65’-100’
14.800%
42.000%
38.200%
5.000%
 
Atlantic Halibut 4RST Fg < 65’
(divided as follows)
69.714%  
ENB
GNS
PEI
Western NL
Quebec North Shore
Gaspé
Magdalen Islands
Scotia Fundy
5.170%
2.010%
1.460%
32.030%
8.240%
44.030%
5.440%
1.630%
 
Mg < 65’
Fg 65’ -100’
Mg 65’ - 100’
Vessels > 100’
11.714%
3.429%
3.429%
11.714%
Cod 4RS, 3Pn Fg < 65’ 46.090%  
Quebec
Newfoundland
28.000%
72.000%
Mg < 45’
Mg 45’-64’
Mg 65’-100’
Danish seiners
Vessels > 100’
0.169%
41.315%
3.305%
1.534%
7.590%
4Vn (Nov-April) Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Fg 65’ - 100’
Mg 65’ - 100’
Vessels > 100’
12.874%
12.942%
1.331%
1.476%
71.373%
 
(16.71% of 4TVn)
4T Fg < 65’ 28.095%  
(divided as follows)
ENB
GNS
PEI
NL
Quebec Lower
North Shore Gaspé
Magdalen Islands
Scotia Fundy
7.250%
10.800%
19.300%
1.410%
0.620%
41.710%
16.880%
2.030%
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’-100’
Bought back
48.009%
5.374%
18.508%
NB
NS
PEI
QC
28.010%
19.143%
4.490%
47.907
 
(83.29% of 4TVn)
Greenland Halibut 4RST Fg < 65’ 76.200%  
Traditional allocation:  
QC
NL
82.000%
18.000%
 
With Mg transfer  
QC
W-NL
92%
8%
 
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’ - 100’
Vessels > 100’
14.267%
8.600%
0.933%
Redfish(unit1) 4RST, 3Pn,4Vn Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’ - 100’
Vessels > 100’
0.750%
14.840%
5.720%
78.700%
 
Redfish(unit2) 3Pn, 3Ps, 4Vn Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’ - 100’
Vessels > 100’
Aboriginal
3.828%
14.896%
0.228%
80.622%
0.425%
 
Winter Flounder 4T Fg < 65’
Mg < 65’
50.000%
50.000%
 
Witch Flounder 4RST Vessels < 100’ 95.000%  
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’-100’
All other fleets
(by-catch)
88.000%
7.000%
5.000%
 
*Vessels > 100’ 5.000%
White Hake 4T Fg < 45’
ITQ < 45’
Mg < 45’ competitve
All gears 50’ - 64’
All gears 45’ 50’
All gears > 65’
by-catch
Scotia-Fundy
54.850%
7.700%
24.600%
9.100%
2.550%
0.900%

0.350%
 
Scallop SFA 21   Limited entry
A  
B  
C  
SFA 22  
SFA 23  
SFA 24  
MARITIMES REGION
Crab CFA 20-22   Limited entry
CFA 23-24  
CFA 4X  
Scallop Offshore    
SFA 25,26,27 Nova Scotia 100%
SFA 10,11,12 Nova Scotia for St. Pierre Bank
(of middle bed and south bed)
100%
Herring 4VWX Mg
Fg
80%
20%
 
Yellowtail 5Z (j,m,n,h) Aboriginal
Mg < 65’
Vessel > 100’
Bycatch reserve
0.700%
64.400%
4.900%
30.000%
 
Cod 5Z(j,m) Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Fg 45’-64’
Mg <65’
Fg 65’-100’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
Bycatch reserve
4.224%
48.438%
6.503%
23.345%
0.784%
0.784%
3.922%
12.000%
 
Flounder 4VW Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Mg < 65’4VWX
Mg < 65’ 4T
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
13.660%
6.570%
33.310%
2.930%
1.430%
42.100%
 
4X, 5Y Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
9.290%
2.250%
74.010%
0.450%
14.000%
 
Haddock 4X, 5Y Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Fg 45’-64’
Mg <65’
Fg 65’-100’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
8.200%
29.260%
4.210%
52.360%
0.560%
0.560%
4.850%
 
5Zjm Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Fg 45’-65’
Mg <65’
Fg 65’-100’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
Bycatch reserve
7.958%
19.466%
3.832%
42.311%
0.990%
0.990%
23.422%
1.031%
 
Cod 4X,5Y Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Fg 45’-64’
Mg < 65’
Fg 65’-100’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels >100’
5.980%
55.150%
3.960%
26.910%
0.610%
1.390%
6.000%
 
Pollock 4X, 5Zc Aboriginal
Fg < 45’
Fg 45’-64’
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
9.000%
28.060%
0.740%
18.890%
0.640%
42.670%
 
Redfish Unit3
4WdehkIX
Aboriginal
Mg <65’
Mg 65’-100’
Vessels > 100’
4.720%
34.570%
26.930%
33.780%
 
Silver Hake 4VWX Aboriginal
Mg < 65’
Mg 65’-100’
Mg >100’
Deon Fishery Ltd.
4.729%
55.891%
1.789%
11.993%
25.510%
 
*Percentages based on Canadian TACC
Lobster LFA 27   Limited entry
LFA 28  
LFA 29  
LFA 30  
LFA 31A  
LFA 31B  
LFA 32  
LFA 33  
LFA 34  
LFA 35  
LFA 36/37  
LFA 38/37  
Offshore Lobster LFA 41   Limited entry
Shrimp SFA 13-15 Trap
Mg (Maritimes)
Mg (Gulf)
8%
69.5%
22.5%
 
SFA 16   Limited entry
Scallop SFA 28B,C,D
(Full Mid and Upper Bay)
   
SFA 6 Full Bay
Mid Bay
15%
85%
 
SFA 1B Full Bay
Mid Bay
60%
40%
 
SFA 28C Full Bay
Mid Bay
Upper Bay
35%
44%
21%
 
SFA 28D Full Bay
Upper Bay
10%
90%
 
SFA 29 east of 65 30’   Limited entry
SFA 29 west of 65 30’ Full Bay
East of Bacarro
65%
35%
Limited entry
SFA 28A
(Full Bay of Fundy)
Full Bay 100% Limited entry
Glossary
CFA - Crab Fishing Area
ENB - Eastern New Brunswick
Fg - Fixed Gear
GNS - Gulf Nova Scotia
HFA - Herring Fishing Area
ITQ - Individual Transferable Quota
LFA - Lobster Fishing Area
MFU - Maritimes Fishermen’s Union
Mg - Mobile gear
NB - New Brunswick
NL - Newfoundland
NS - Nova Scotia
PEI- Prince Edward Island
PEIFA - Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association
QC - Quebec
SFA - Shrimp Fishing Area
SFA - Scallop Fishing Area
SWNS - South West Nova Scotia
TACC - Total Allowable Commercial Catch
W-NL - West Newfoundland