DFO advises that the Herring fishery for the fixed gear fleets (trap, gillnet, bar seine – including tuck seine), in Herring Fishing Area 12 (NAFO sub-Division 3Pn) and Herring Fishing Area 13 (Cape Ray to Cape St. Gregory), will open Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Fish harvesters are reminded of the following:
- The harvesting cap structure for Area 13 that has been in place for the number of seasons will continue for the 2014 season.
- Fishing limitations are in effect while fishing inside Bay St. George and Port au Port Bay. Details are noted in the licence conditions.
- There is a spawning closure in effect for the bottom portion of Bay St.
George. No fishing is permitted inside the area from Harbour Point, Flat Rock to Indian Point, Port Harmon South.
- No fishing with fixed gear is permitted in the inner portion of the Bay of Islands (North Arm, Humber Arm, York Harbour and Lark Harbour), inside a straight line from Crabb Point to North Arm Point to Middle Arm Point to Peter Point, Woods Island to Shoal Point to Fleming Point.
Licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System.