FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISHERS
March 12, 2020
Seal Fishery Closing
DFO advises that both the Commercial fishery and Personal Use fishery for Harp seals and Hooded seals will close in all areas to all seal harvesters and all fleets based in Newfoundland and Labrador at 2000 hours on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
This is the annual closure to allow time for seal whelping and nursing.
Re-opening dates for the 2020 season for these Seal fisheries, in both the Gulf and on the Front, will be announced at a later date.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, gives notice that Variation Order 2019-034 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-017 comes into effect on March 13, 2020.
"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341
If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact : Beverly.Piccott@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Regional FAM Officer
Tel: (709) 772-4968
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