24th ANNUAL LOCKEPORT SEA DERBY AUGUST 7-9, 2015
DERBY POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND
AUGUST 14 – 16, 2015
DUE TO BAD WEATHER FORECAST
Friday, August 14th
1:00pm-3:00pm: Blown in Ice is available for boats at the Clearwater ice wharf
12:00pm-7:00pm: Registration at the Lockeport Fire Hall
7:30pm: Captain’s Meeting at the Lockeport Fire Hall
9:00pm-10:00pm: Early Check Out on South Government Wharf
Saturday, August 15th
5:00am: Check-out begins on South Government Wharf
5:00am-4:00pm: Registration continues on South Government Wharf
12:00pm-4:00pm: Weigh-in (Mackerel & Groundfish only)
Sunday, August 16th
5:00am: Check out begins on South Government Wharf
5:00am-12:00pm: Registration continues on South Government Wharf
12:00pm-4:00pm: Weigh-in (Mackerel, Groundfish & Shark)
6:00pm: Closing Ceremonies/Award Presentations at Seacaps Memorial Park
*NO SHARK LICENSE IS REQUIRED * as one license will be issued to Lockeport Sea Derby Association which will cover all participants*
*All participants who register in the Lockeport Sea Derby are eligible for the GRAND PRIZES AND RANDOM PRIZE DRAWS! (even without a catch)
*All captains will be eligible for Captains Prizes whether they register catches or not*
*Only 2 sharks per boat will be accepted this year to help promote shark conservation*
This year, the Lockeport Sea Derby will be partnering with Clean Foundation and their Ship To Shore program, to find fisherman who would be interested in receiving a free waste bin for their boat.
A representative from Clean Foundation will be joining us on Friday, August 7th during registration at the Lockeport Fire Hall.
As former participants know, we have always given out a “Waste Kit” which includes a blue car garbage bag, clear bag for waste items, a blue bag for any recyclables and compost bag to bring your compost back to shore. Once ashore, you can deposit those items in sorting bins provided on the wharf.
There will only be a certain number of bins available, so if you would like one please let us know and we can save one for you. If not, they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. You may contact our Student Co-ordinator Marisa MacIntosh at 902-874-1696. Check out our facebook page for a picture of the waste bins!
Let’s all work together to help keep the ocean clean!
For more information email : firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ AND BE AWARE IF YOU INTEND ON CATCHING SHARK!!!!
INFORMATION FOR 2015
UPDATE ON DMP (DOCKSIDE MONITORING PROGRAM) FOR SHARK:
MANDATORY DMP PROGRAM FOR THE RECREATIONAL SHARK FISHERY. What this means for any shark licence holder, is that your log MUST be sent in to an official DFO Designated Dockside Monitoring Company, whether or not you catch any shark.
If you catch shark, you must fill in your log as always, filling in the required information – even if you DO NOT catch any shark….you must put “NIL” on your log and send it in. For this year’s 24th Annual Lockeport Sea Derby, we have checked into this for our participants, and one company “Barrington Catch Monitoring” has agreed to come on board as a major sponsor and do all of our shark logs for free – YOU MUST PASS THEM IN TO KAREN DASH ON THE WHARF and they must be filled in with the proper shark information or be a “NIL” report if there were none caught by you.
The Lockeport Sea Derby Association takes no responsibility for the information participants put on their logs – therefore, it is up to the licence holders to ensure they are filled out correctly before being handed in for this Free input program!!!
SHARK FISHING PARTICIPANTS
UPDATED REQUIREMENT INFORMATION FROM DFO:
1) We have introduced the requirement for the operator of the vessel to submit a single monitoring document for all recreational licence holders on the vessel. Hopefully this will make it easier for most of the participants. The monitoring document is attached to the end of the conditions.
2) Also so that we have an indication of how much activity there is during the year, we are also asking the operator to hail out prior to fishing. Note that the conditions say if the operator is not using a commercial vessel so that they do not have a VRN they are to use 9999 as the VRN. This will report an ” unidentified recreational vessel”. The hail out number is on the licence conditions 1 (866) 665-4451 (ENGLISH) or 1 (866) 665-4452 (FRENCH); it is the same number that is used by commercial fishermen.