Notice to Fish Harvesters: Update to the conditions of licences related to the mandatory colour scheme for gear marking in Eastern Canada

August 14, 2020 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – The Department wishes to inform the fishing industry that the conditions of licences has been updated to include a new option when using a rope with integrated coloured yarns.

The new conditions of licences related to the use of rope with integrated coloured yarns for gear marking states the following: The integrated coloured yarns must be throughout the full length of the rope OR when using segments of rope with integrated coloured yarns, the segments must not be less than 2 meters in length and must be in the same locations as the sequences.

The attached version 5.0 of the document titled “Gear Marking Eastern Canada - for non-tended fixed gear fisheries, crab trap fisheries and lobster trap fisheries – Mandatory Colour Scheme” is enclosed for reference.

For additional information

Gulf Region
Lisa Bujold, CPA, CMA
Regional Senior FAM Officer,
Resource and Aboriginal Fisheries Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: Lisa.Bujold@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (506) 377-5503
Maritimes Region
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (902) 407-8153
Fax: (902) 426-7967
 
Newfoundland and Labrador Region
Jackie Kean, Resource Manager
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: Jackie.Kean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Phone: (709) 772-2045
Quebec Region
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email: DFO.QUERessouceManagement-GestionDeLaRessource.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca