Herring Fixed Gear Fishery Closing in Area 12 and Portions of Area 13
DFO advises that the Herring fixed gear fishery (trap, gillnet, bar seine - including modified bar seine known as "tuck seine") in all of Herring Fishing Area 12, and portions of Herring Fishing Area 13 will close at 2400 hours (midnight) Sunday, June 14, 2015 and will re-open at 0600 hours on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
The areas that are closed are all of Fishing Area 12 (NAFO sub-Division 3Pn) and the following portions of Herring Fishing Area 13:
That portion near Serpentine River, ...
Capelin Fishery Opening for the Greater than 65-Foot Fleet in Western NL
DFO advises that the Capelin purse seine fishery for mobile gear vessels, greater than 65 feet, in Capelin Fishing Areas 13 and 14 (NAFO Division 4R) opened at 0600hrs on Friday, June 12, 2015.
All fish harvesters are reminded that dockside monitoring requirements are in place for this fishery, and that at-sea observer service arrangements must be made prior to the commencement of fishing activity.
Licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System.
4RST Capelin Integrated Fisheries Management Plan Released
DFO advises that the Capelin Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for 4RST has been finalized.
The total allowable catch has been set at 14,300 tonnes for 2015-2016.
Full details on the management measures can be found at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/decisions/fm-2015-gp/atl-014-eng.htm (This link is no longer available)
DFO also advised that the 2J3KLPs Capelin Integrated Fisheries Management Plan has been finalized. The total allowable catch has been set at 30,496 tonnes for 2015-2016.
Negotiations Fail to Limit Greenland’s Salmon Harvest
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) stated in a press release that it is very disappointed over the failure of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) to limit Greenland’s salmon harvest to sustainable levels, during negotiations to set regulatory measures at meetings that took place June 2 to 5 in Goose Bay, Labrador.
Greenland would not budge below a quota of 45 tonnes, which was more than other Parties to the West Greenland Commission (made up of Greenland, Canada, ...
2015 Lumpfish Openings in NAFO Sub-Divisions 3Ps and 3K
DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the Lumpfish fishery will open at 0600 hours on Monday, June 8, 2015 in the following Lumpfish fishing areas:
NAFO sub-Division 3Ps
Lawn Head to Dantzic Point
Dantzic Point to Grand Bank Cape
Grand Bank Cape to Point Rosie
DFO also advised harvesters that the lumpfish fishery will open in the portion of NAFO Division 3K from Granite Point to Little Harbour Deep Head at 06:00 hours on Monday June 08 ,2015.
Harvesters are reminded that ...
Mariners Advised of Temporary Delays at Placentia Lift Bridge
The Department of Transportation and Works advises mariners of intermittent delays to navigation through the channel at the Placentia Gut between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, and Monday, June 8.
The delays are necessary as part of the continuing construction of the new lift bridge across the Placentia Gut.
The delays are anticipated to be up to two hours and will only affect marine traffic. Vehicle traffic on the existing bridge will not be impacted.
New Plan Unveiled to Improve Fishing Safety
Fishermen, industry and government released a plan today, June 4, in Eastern Passage, aimed at making Nova Scotia's commercial fishing industry safer.
Fishing Safety Now is a plan by and for Nova Scotia's fishing industry. Developed by the Safe at Sea Alliance – a group of fishermen, family members, industry, safety organizations, community leaders, and government – the plan includes several recommendations to help improve safety.
Recommendations include the development of a safety ...
PEIFA Moving Forward With Commodity Board
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) has met with Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Alan McIsaac to discuss the lobster levy and expressed their wish to move forward with the formation of a lobster commodity board under the Natural Products Marketing Act.
Once established, the lobster commodity board will finalize details of the plan to market and promote Prince Edward Island lobsters.
It is expected that planning and communication will begin immediately once the ...
FFAW to Hold Fisheries Management Rally in Corner Brook
Members of the FFAW-Unifor have planned a rally for tomorrow morning at the Smallwood Building in Corner Brook to draw attention to what the union calls the federal Conservative Government’s continued assault on the future of the province’s coastal communities.
In a press release, the union said in the last year alone, the federal conservative government has cut the owner-operator inshore shrimp quota by 26 per cent while cutting the corporate-owned offshore quota by only five per cent. ...
Inshore Shrimp Fishery Opening
DFO advised that the inshore and midshore Shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6, for vessels less than 100 feet, based in NAFO Divisions 3L and 4R, opened at 0600 hours on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).
Please ensure that you have the new licence conditions, issued last week, before sailing.
Fish harvesters are reminded that At-Sea Observer coverage must be arranged prior to ...