FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.21.017

2021-012

 

March 8, 2021 

Area 9 (Inner St. Mary’s Bay) Scallop Fishery Opening

DFO advises that the commercial Scallop fishery in Area 9 (Inner St. Mary's Bay) in NAFO Division 3L will open at 0600 hours Tuesday, March 9, 2021 for harvesters in the following Vessel Class: C4701.

DFO wishes to advise scallop harvesters of new reporting requirements that are being introduced in 2021 for all vessels less than 40'.

In addition to required logbook submissions, mandatory hails and landing authorizations are now required for the 2021 season for all <40’ vessels.

These requirements are outlined in the conditions of licence for this fishery.

Harvesters are reminded that dragging is not permitted in the inshore crab fishing areas in NAFO Division 3L.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-001 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-012 comes into effect on March 9, 2021.

“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
Resource Manager
(709) 772-5845
kelly.firmage-o’brien@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 292-5167
david.small@dfo-mpo.gc.ca