FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.21.062

2021-029

 

April 13, 2021 

LOBSTER FISHING OPENING IN AREAS 12, 13A AND 13B

DFO advises of the following opening and closing dates for the following Lobster Fishing Areas:

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

- LFA 12: April 17, 2021 to June 26, 2021

- LFA 13A (Cape Ray to Cape St. George): April 17, 2021 to June 28, 2021;

- LFA 13B (Cape St. George to Cape St. Gregory): April 17, 2021 to June 29, 2021.

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date; as well LFA 13B conditions prohibit gear retrieval between 2100 hours (9 p.m.) on Saturday and 0500 hours (5 a.m.) on Monday.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-098 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-029 comes into effect on April 14, 2021.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:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca