FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.21.072

2021-034



April 23, 2021

3Ps Scallop Fishery Opening in the North Bed (SFA 11)

DFO advises that the Scallop Fishery in the 3Ps North Bed in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 11 will open at 0600 hours on Thursday May 20, 2021.

If you are a 3Ps Scallop licence holder and you are interested in fishing Scallop on the North bed in 2021 please contact DFO to request access and an application. Those seeking access will be reviewed against the policy identified below, before determining whether they will be granted access.

In 2016 a requirement was implemented in the 3Ps Scallop fishery where only vessels registered in Newfoundland and Labrador Region for the past 12 consecutive months, are permitted to participate in the 3Ps inshore (<65’) Scallop fishery on the north bed defined below.

Definition:

The North Bed is defined as that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 11, bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 14 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 14 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude.

Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle bed, southern bed, or the Core Area. These areas are defined in your licence conditions.

Licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system. Fish harvesters are reminded that they must have at-sea observer coverage services arranged before commencing fishing.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-030 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-034 comes into effect on April 24, 2021.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:

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