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, inside a straight line from Rope Cove, north to Coal River Head and the area within one nautical mile seaward of that line.
  • That portion near Fox Island River, inside a straight line from Road Point, north to position 48 degree 43.392 minutes North, 58 degrees 39.634 minutes West and the area within one nautical mile seaward of that line.
  • That portion from a line drawn due west of Cape Ray, north to a line drawn due west of Cape St. George.

Fish harvesters are reminded that the closure inside of Bay of Islands remains in effect and fish harvesters can contact their local DFO office for particulars on these closures.

As well, DFO advises that the Herring fixed gear fishery (gillnet, trap, bar seine, including tuck seine) in portions of Herring Fishing Area 14 (Cape St. Gregory to Cape Bauld) will close at midnight, Sunday, June 14, 2015 and will re-open at 0600hrs on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

The portions of Herring Fishing Area 14 that will be closed are:

  • Ingornachoix Bay and Hawkes Bay, inside a straight line drawn from Spirity Point to the French shore site.
  • Castor’s Harbour, inside a straight line drawn from Castor Point to Long Point.
  • Ste. Geneveive Bay and St. Barbe Bay inside a straight line drawn from Cape Ste. Geneveive to Anchor Point.
  • The area inside a straight line drawn from The Arches to Cliffy Point, and the area within one nautical mile seaward of that line.
  • Bonne Bay inside a straight line drawn from Western Head to Lobster Cove Point.

These closures are for the protection of migrating salmon.

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