Herring Fishery Closing in 3L and 3K

DFO advises that the Fixed gear (seines, trap nets, gillnets) and Mobile gear Herring Fishing in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay), Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay), Herring Fishing Area 7 (Conception Bay), Herring Fishing Area 8 (Southern Shore) and Herring Fishing Area 9 (St.

Mary’s Bay) in 3L will close at 2400hrs on May 31, 2015.

Fixed gear for gillnets only in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay) and Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay) will close at 2400hrs on June 7, 2015.

Also, the fixed gear herring fishery for nets and traps in Herring Fishing Area (HFA) 3(White Bay) and HFA 4 (Notre Dame Bay) will close at 2000 hours on May 31, 2015 as per the Integrated Fishery Management Plan for that species.

All gear must be removed from the water by closing time.

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