DFO advises that the inshore shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Areas (SFA) 4, 5, and 6, for vessels less than 100 feet, based in NAFO Divisions 2J, 3K north, and 3K south will open at 0600 hours on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Less than 100 feet vessels based in 3L and 4R remain closed at this time.
Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system (NOLS).
Fish harvesters are reminded that at-sea observer coverage must be arranged prior to commencing fishing.
DFO also announced that the shrimp beam trawl fishery for vessels less than 65 feet, based in NAFO sub-division 3Ps will open at 0600 hours on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.