Lumpfish and Turbot Fishery Openings

DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the Lumpfish fishery will open at 0600 hours on June 3, 2015 in the followings Lumpfish fishing areas:

  1. NAFO Division 3K
  2. Cape Bauld to Granite Point
  3. NAFO Division 3L
  4. Bonavista Bay (North)

As well, DFO advises that the Greenland Halibut (turbot) fixed gear fishery in NAFO Division 4RST, in water depths 140 fathoms or greater, for vessels less than 65 feet based in NAFO Divisions 2J4R3Pn, will open at 0600 hours on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Harvesters not participating in the 2015 Atlantic Halibut Sustainablity Plan, must release ALL Atlantic Halibut.

Licence conditions are available through the online licencing system and fish harvesters should review their licence conditions for specific management measures.

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