Lobster Fishing Area 4A Notre Dame Bay West

DFO advises that the opening of the 2017 Lobster season in that portion of Lobster Fishing Area 4A Notre Dame Bay West inside a line drawn from Burnt Head (49 31 275 N, 55 55 376 W) to Southern Head (49 36 N, 55 35 W) to North Head (49 32 650 N, 55 09 625 W) will be delayed and will now open at 6. A.M.on Saturday June 17, 2017. All other areas in Lobster Fishing Area 4A will open at 6 A.M , Wednesday June 14, 2017 ,and will close at 2000 hours on July 15, 2017.

DFO reminds fish harvesters of that traps are not to be retrieved until after the two day setting period.

Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-095 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-107 comes into effect on June 14, 2017.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:

For information, contact:
David Small
Area Chief,
Resource Management