Backgrounder: Important facts on spawning and “pre-spawning aggregations”

Accusations that our sector fishes during the spawning season have been verified to be completely false by DFO. In DFO’s stock assessment of NAFO subdivision 3Ps cod, page 4 of each document clearly identifies spawning season as late March to early June. This fishery is open to all sectors through February. (See http://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/365434.pdf and http://waves-vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/40597441.pdf). […]