AREA 17 PRAWN CLOSURES & REGULATIONS

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Prawn Fishery – Pacific Region

Infographic: Prawns spawn

Photo: Side view of a prawn (Photo: Steve Sviatko) Prawn

Integrated Fisheries Management Plans:

Overview of the Fishery:

  • Prawns spawn! Expect a variety of prawn life stages every season!

Recreational prawn fishing. What to expect?

Research documents and stock status reports – Scientific papers and short resource status papers, available through the Department’s Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) site.

 

For other prawn and shrimp by trap fishery departmental contacts, please consult the Shellfish Contacts page.

Winter is Egg Season!
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    1. 17-5,17-6,17-9 Season Planning Pulse Fishing Closures – In Stuart Channel (17-5, 17-6, 17-9) Saanich Inlet (19-7 to 19-12) and Alberni Inlet (23-1 to 23-3), “pulse” fishing closures are in effect to increase prawn escapement and prawn abundance. Closed September 7 to September 15, October 1 to October 15, November 1 to November 15, December 1 to December 15. Closures from January to March, depending on results from fishery independent index surveys, will be announced through a fishery notice issued in late November or early December. Please see https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/shellfish-coquillages-eng.html#prawn and the fishery notice for more information.

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