FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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June 25, 2021

3Ps Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery Opening 

DFO advises that the 3Ps Greenland Halibut (Turbot) fishery for vessels less than and greater than 65' using gillnets and hook and line gear, will open at 0600 hours on Monday, June 28, 2021.

DFO will monitor fishing activity and may close the fishery if the incidental catch of Atlantic halibut exceeds the established protocol.

Harvesters are reminded that as outlined in their conditions of licence, all cod caught, whether from directed catch or by-catch, will be charged against the harvester's IQ or harvesting cap for their licence in 3Ps. Once a harvester has caught their cod IQ or harvesting cap, whether it is from directed fishing or as by-catch, the harvester must cease fishing for all species of groundfish in 3Ps for the remainder of the year.

"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:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626
Email: jodi.riggs-power@dfo-mpo.gc.ca