Newfoundland and Labrador Region

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses over 29,000 kilometers of coastline and a continental shelf of 2.5 million square kilometers. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region has responsibilities within this region as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence and three international boundaries: the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area, St. Pierre et Miquelon (France) and Greenland. DFO responsibilities also cover an area from nearshore to the Flemish Cap, 320 nautical miles offshore.