FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


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July 24, 2020

 

Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Closing in 3K and 3L (Capelin Fishing Areas 3, 7 and 8)

DFO advises that, based on a recommendation from industry, the fixed gear Capelin Fishery will close on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 22:00 hours and reopen Monday, July 27, 2020 at 06:00 hours in the following capelin fishing areas:

• White Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 3) Areas included are: Cape Bauld to Fishot Island, Fishot Island to Cape Fox, Cape Fox to Hampton and Bottom of White Bay to Cape St. John.

• Conception Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 7)

• Southern Shore (Capelin Fishing Area 8) Areas included are those between Cape Neddick and Cape Pine.

Harvesters who have traps set are not required to remove them during this closure.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2020-133 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-134 comes into effect at 1600 hours on July 24, 2020.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

 

Contact:

Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 772-5845
kelly.firmage-o’brien@dfo-mpo.gc.ca