DFO advises that the herring purse seine fishery, for all mobile gear in Herring Fishing Area 13 and 14, will open May 13, 2015.
Individual quotas are in place and fish harvesters are reminded that licence conditions are available through the DFO National Online Licencing System.
At-sea observer coverage services must be arranged before commencing fishing.
Fish harvesters are reminded of the licence condition that is in effect for the 2015 season in order to protect lobster habitat. Fish harvesters are restricted from fishing in water depths less than 15 fathoms in the North Arm and Middle Arm portions of the Bay of Islands.