First Seasonal Opening Date for 4R Atlantic Halibut

DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut hook and line (long line) fishery in NAFO Division 4RST, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet based in Western NL and Southern Labrador, will open at 0600hrs hours on MONDAY, June 22, 2015.

This fishery is open for vessel class A288 and will close at 2000hrs on June 28, 2015.

New conditions for this fishery must be obtained through the National Online Licencing System prior to engaging in fishing activities.

Buddy-up arrangements must be approved through DFO prior to fishing.

DFO also advised that the Halibut fishery in NAFO Division 4R, for vessels based in the Quebec Region, will open at 0430 hrs EDT on June 23, 2015 and close on June 25, 2015 at 1600hrs EDT.

The specific vessel class affected by this opening and closing is A127 (Halibut fishers based in Gaspésie from the “Autres” group).

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