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-2017-039

Issuance Date: 



Cod, Redfish, Halibut, American Plaice, Greenland Halibut (turbot), Groundfish


Order varying the close time for fishing for groundfish by certain vessel classes in certain portions of Division 4T (North of Orphan Bank).


Revokes: GVO-2013-045
Revoked by: GVO-2017-042

Publication Date: 

2017-06-15 14:58:58 AT



Pursuant to the Fishery (General) Regulations and by Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2017-039, the groundfish fishery for groundfish mobile gear vessel classes B1 to B220, C1 to C5999, D1 to D220 and E to Z will be closed in areas located north of Orphan Bank, beginning on June 15, 2017 until December 31, 2017 and from January 1 to December 31 for every year thereafter;.

Refer to Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2017-039 issued on June 15, 2017. 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 2013-045 is hereby revoked.

Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2017-039 comes into force on June 15, 2017.

Serge Doucet
Regional Director General
Gulf Region