DFO Requesting Input Into 2017 N.L. Recreational Fishery

On May 20, 2016 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced its intention to implement a licence and tags management regime for the recreational groundfish fishery in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region, commencing with the 2017 season.

The proposed licencing regime will be applicable to members of the general public, and also to tour boat operators.

The Department is now commencing a public consultations process to seek views on the both the proposed regulatory changes and the proposed management measures for the recreational groundfish fishery.

The consultation runs from November 1-30, 2016 inclusive.

The public and industry will have a variety of methods via which they can provide comments to DFO:

  1. Information on the proposed regulatory changes to provide for a recreational groundfish licence and the associated management measures is available online on the Newfoundland and Labrador regional departmental website at: http://www.inter.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/CC/Recreational-Groundfish-Consultations-2016    The website provides an option via which to submit written comments.
  1. Comments, written submissions or any related questions can also be submitted directly to the following DFO email address: NL.Rec.Groundfish-Peche.recr.du.poisson.de.fond.TNL@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
  1. Optionally, any written feedback can be submitted to by mail to: Recreational Groundfish Public Consultations, Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, P.O. Box 5667, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5X1.

All written comments and formal submissions should be provided to the Department by Wednesday November 30, 2016.

6 Replies to "DFO Requesting Input Into 2017 N.L. Recreational Fishery"

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    Calvin September 18, 2017 (5:41 pm)

    yes the tags is fine if we can go out say from Canada Day to November . And we can use say 20 tags if we want the one time if its lots of fish and working and don’t have a lot time.

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    bob May 5, 2017 (12:50 pm)

    any one no hear yet if there talk on 2017 food fishery and if there will be tags not

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    gor March 19, 2017 (6:39 pm)

    hello. was hoping some one would no if there going to be a food fishery 2017 with out tags or with. as well as if theres any talks on dates yet.

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    bob March 17, 2017 (8:12 pm)

    could any one tell me if there any talk on the dates for 2017 N.L food fishery. is there going to be tags

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    myers forward January 12, 2017 (10:46 pm)

    yes there should be tags there was to much abuse in the past

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    Mike Langridge January 12, 2017 (9:43 pm)

    This past year was my first experience fishing salt water. What a fishery we have here!. My wife and I decided to retire here in NL and so we did. I find some of the guides confusing and hard to interpret however I did experience an Atlantic salmon both at the end of a fly and my fork!
    As far as the salt water fishing, I have met and fished with a great deal of new friends here and despite some of the stories I had heard of, all fishers observed the rules except one! That was heartening.
    Tags and licences are probably not required however I have no problem with that as long as the monies collected are kept and directly used by the DFO. (Provincial). The salmon are a valuable stock and many many times last summer and the one before, I was asked if I wanted to by fresh salmon!
    I believe that the apprehension of 2016, was but the tip of the iceberg and more enforcement is required. Please consider a deputy programm as Conservation and the Guardians are spread way to thin, plus most poaching occurs outside of your business hours.

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