Lobster Fishing Opening in Western N.L.
DFO advises that the lobster fishery for LFA 13A (Cape Ray to Cape St. George) and LFA 13B, Cape St. George to Cape St. Gregory will open at 0600hrs, May 1, 2015.
Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date, as well 13B conditions prohibit gear retrieval between 2100 hours (9 p.m.) on Saturday and 0500 hours (5 a.m.) on Monday.
Please be advised that the large lobster ...
Fines For Illegal Fishing Of Atlantic Halibut Total Over $1 Million
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is taking a more intelligence-led and longer-term approach to conserving and protecting fishery resources in Atlantic Canada and its efforts are paying off for the Atlantic halibut fishery in particular.
DFO’s increased focus on the monitoring of catch and landings of Atlantic halibut has resulted in a long line of convictions, totaling over $1 million in fines and forfeitures over the last five years.
Atlantic halibut is an important resource and great ...