August 23, 2018

Fixed Gear less than 65' Vessel Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery Opening in NAFO Divisions 2+3K

DFO advises that the fixed gear Greenland halibut (Turbot) Permit #2 fishery in NAFO Division 2+3K will open for vessels less than 65 feet on August 24, 2018 at 0600 hours and will close on September 7, 2018 at 2000 hours.

Fish Harvesters are required to hail-out to an At-Sea Observer company 24 hours prior to leaving port. All gear must be removed from the waters of NAFO Divisions 2+3K at the end of the trip.

DFO reminds fish harvesters that VMS is required for all vessels greater than 10.668 meters (35 feet) that are participating in the 2018 Greenland Halibut fishery in NAFO areas 2+3K.

Harvesters who were successful in the draw have been notified by e-mail and licences conditions will be available through DFO's National On-line Licencing System.

"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 :



David Small

Area Chief, Resource Management

(709) 292-5167