The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association will be holding a registration for the commercial P.E.I. Atlantic Halibut fishery July 10 to 12 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown.
The list of registered fishers will be submitted to DFO and the fishery will open via variation order for those fishers. The number of registered fishers will determine the individual catch limit per fisher.
If more than 400 fishers register, an emergency meeting of those registered will be called to vote on further controls for the fishery. Registration will be held each day from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The fishing season is expected to open every Wednesday and Thursday, starting July 19 and ending on Aug. 31, except for Aug. 9 and 10. There will be nightly closures from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., a hook limit of 300 and a hook size of 15.4 mm.