2015 NL Commercial Eel Fishery in Coastal Waters Opens
DFO reminds fish harvesters that the opening date for the 2015 NL commercial eel fishery in coastal waters was June 1, 2015.
Licences and conditions are available through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System and the site location conditions may be obtained from the DFO Detachment offices.
The eel fishery will close for all gear types in all locations on October 31, 2015.
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.