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-2018-002

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 NAFO Division 4T. (10 fathoms in Chaleur Bay)


Publication Date: 

2018-03-02 15:14:45 AT



Pursuant to the Fishery (General) Regulations, the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licenses Regulations and by the Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2018-002, 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 NAFO Division 4T know as the 10 fathoms line in Chaleur Bay.

Refer to Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2018-002 issued on March 2, 2018. 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 2016-073 and Gulf Region Close Time Variation Order 2014-029 are hereby revoked.

Jacqueline Richard
Acting Regional Director General
Gulf Region