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-2016-073

Issuance Date: 



Cod, Halibut, American Plaice, Greenland Halibut (turbot), White Hake, Red Hake, Groundfish


Close time for fishing for groundfish by vessel classes C1 To C5999 in Division 4T.


Revokes: GVO-2016-072
Revoked by: GVO-2018-002

Publication Date: 

2016-10-07 13:37:53 AT



Pursuant to the Fishery (General) Regulations and by the Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2016-073, the American plaice, cod, Greenland halibut, halibut, red hake and white hake fishery remains closed for vessel classes C1 to C5999 for that portion of Division 4T know as the 10 fathoms line of the Bay des Chaleurs.

Refer to Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2016-073 issued on October 7, 2016. For further information regarding this Order, please contact your local Fishery Officer.  To receive an electronic copy of all future Variation Orders issued by the Gulf Region, please email and provide your email address to be placed on our Variation Orders distribution list. Notices of all active variation and prohibition orders can be viewed on 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 2016-072 is hereby revoked.

Jacqueline Richard
Acting Regional Director General
Gulf Region