LETTER TO STAKEHOLDERS

March 1, 2021


Dear Stakeholder in the Georges Bank Groundfish Fishery:

RE: Georges Bank 2000 Fishery Questionnaire

Please find attached a questionnaire to provide feedback to the FRCC on your experience in the Georges’ Bank fishery of 2000.

The FRCC requests that participants in the 2000 Georges’ Bank groundfishery take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. As well, any comments and suggestions toward formalizing information the FRCC receives from fishermen are most welcome.

This questionnaire has been developed as a continuing means of providing more structured information on fishing industry observations on the Georges’ Bank fishery. It is designed to make it easier for respondents to provide feedback on their observations in the fishery by simply checking the most appropriate boxes in response to questions on stock status and fisheries observations. It is estimated that all respondents can complete all questions in less than 10 minutes. As such, it is our objective to have as many people as possible complete the form in order to obtain a complete industry view of the Georges’ Bank groundfish stocks.

We believe that fishermen’s information gathered in this form will develop much needed structure to the industry’s consensus view of stock status, and together with other sources of information, will provide important rationale to the FRCC’s recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. As in the past, the FRCC will make the summary information from this questionnaire publicly available.

Completed questionnaires can be sent:

By FAX: (613) 998-1146
By mail: P.O. Box 2001, Station D, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W3
By e-mail: sheehant@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
By hand: FRCC Consultation, May 7, Pubnico Fire Hall, Pubnico Nova Scotia

An electronic version of the questionnaire can be found on the FRCC website at: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/frcc. Completed questionnaires should be received by the FRCC prior to April 30, 2001.

Thank you in advance for your feedback and your contribution toward better understanding the status of our groundfish resources on the Georges’ Bank.

                                                                 Yours truly,
                                                     
                                                                 Fred Woodman
                                                                 Chairman