June 29, 2021

Changes to the 3LMNO <65 FG Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery

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

  • Harvesters will be subject to a trip limit and permit expiry dates will be removed.
  • Trip limits for 3LMNO will remain at 44,000 lbs Round Weight.
  • The tentative opening date is July 7, 2021.

Harvesters who previously held a permit for 3LMNO will be automatically issued new license conditions for that area regardless of having a previous landing in 3LMNO. For those harvesters who hold a 2+3K permit or harvesters who did not apply in the first round, you must contact the Department to be issued license conditions 3LMNO.

Harvesters can request new license conditions by e-mailing Kelly Firmage-O’Brien at kelly.firmage-o’

The issuance of these license conditions is not a guarantee that sufficient quota will be available to harvest your trip limit. 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:


Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-5845
E-mail: kelly.firmage-o’

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management