May 31, 2021

White Hake Fishery Opening In 3Ps

DFO advises fish harvesters that the Inshore fixed-gear fishery for White Hake in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps will open at 0600 hours on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 for Fortune Bay Areas 3Ps (a) and (b).

DFO advises that the retention of Atlantic halibut bycatch by fixed-gear vessels less than 65 feet directing for cod in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps is permitted. By-catch provisions are outlined in harvesters Groundfish General Licence Conditions.

DFO wishes to remind inshore fixed-gear harvesters 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 for their licence in 3Ps. Once a harvester has caught their cod IQ, whether it is a result of 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

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:



Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626