Fishery Openings and Closures

Fishery related activities may be subject to closure by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for conservation, safety, contamination, seasonal or other reasons.

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Variation Order GVO-2010-039

Issuance Date: 



Cod, Halibut, American Plaice, Greenland Halibut (turbot), Groundfish, Herring, Mackerel, Scallop, Lobster, Crab


Closure of the herring, mackerel, crab lobster scallop and any species of groundfish fishery by vessel classes C1 to C6000 in the scallop spat collection site.


Revokes: GVO-2003-041
Revoked by: GVO-2020-003

Publication Date: 

2010-05-05 00:00:00 AT


The Regional Director-General for the Gulf Region, Department Of Fisheries and Oceans, hereby gives notice that the herring, mackerel, crab, lobster, scallop and any species of groundfish fishery by vessel classes C1 to C6000 (mobile gear vessels less than 65 ft.) will be closed until further notice in the scallop spat collection site enclosed by straight lines joining the following points in the
order which they are listed:
  1. 47°4503N   65°3424W
  2. 47°4539N   65°3219W
  3. 47°4439N   65°3140W
  4. 47°4402N   65°3345W
  5. 47°4503N   65°3424W
  1. 47°13′50″N   64°44′26″W
  2. 47°13′50″N   64°45′55″W
  3. 47°15′09″N   64°45′55″W
  4. 47°15′08″N   64°44′26″W
  5. 47°13′50″N   64°44′26″W
Please note that the scallop spat collection sites are no longer closed in the Northumberland Strait. Sites in the Chaleur Bay and Miramichi Bay remain closed.
Note: When the geographic boundary of an area is expressed in Latitude and Longitude those point references are based on the geodesic system North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). Positions are
expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds.
Refer to Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2010-039 issued on May 5, 2010, or contact your local Fishery Officer for further information or visit the Web site of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region, under Orders Registry, at the following address:
Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2003-041 is hereby revoked.
Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2010-039 shall come into force on May 5, 2010, and remains in force unless otherwise revoked.
Acting Regional Director-General
Gulf Region