2015 Recreational Groundfish Fishery Opening

DFO advises that the dates for the 2015 summer Recreational groundfish Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador will be Saturday, July 18 to Sunday, August 09, 2015, with a fall fishery from Saturday, September 19 to Sunday, September 27, 2015.

The recreational groundfish fishery will occur in all NAFO areas around Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn, and 4R.

The public is reminded that fishing is not permitted in the Eastport and Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Areas.

Recreational fishers are limited to five groundfish per day (including cod). However, the maximum boat limit when three or more people are fishing is 15 groundfish. This includes tour boats.

Further details on all applicable Management Measures can be found at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/decisions/fm-2013-gp/atl-015-eng.htm (This link is no longer available), or by calling 709-772-4423 for Recreational fishing information.

Participants in the Recreational groundfish fishery are further reminded to inspect their catch carefully for pink or yellow tags, located in the back of the fish. The tags are uniquely numbered and have a DFO address and reward value ($10 or $100) printed on them. Participants should return the tag, along with recapture information, and their mailing address, to claim the tag reward.

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