August 28, 2020


Changes to the 2+3KLMNO <65 FG Greenland Halibut (turbot) Fishery

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans advises harvesters of the following changes to the management measures for the 2+3K and 3LMNO <65 FG Greenland Halibut Fisheries:

An increase in trip limits in 2+3K to 40,000 lbs RW, trip limits for 3LMNO will not change.

Permits will be based on a trip limit and permit expiry dates will be removed.

Permits will include an increase in gear to 150 nets. 

Harvesters who previously requested a second round permit will be automatically issued amended licence conditions.  However, harvesters who may want to switch areas, will need to make a request to change to the Department.  Likewise those harvesters who previously were issued a first round permit but did not request a second round permit can request these updated conditions.  Harvesters can do this by e-mailing David Small at by 5:00 P.M. NLDT, Sunday August 30, 2020

The acceptance of a permit is not a guarantee that sufficient quota will be available to harvest the amount on the permit. The Department will continue to closely monitor this fishery and closures may occur on short notice.

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