2021 Recreational Groundfish Fishery
Once again, for 39 days throughout the summer and fall in Newfoundland and Labrador, thousands of residents took to the water to participate in the recreational groundfish fishery. The recreational groundfish fishery occurs in all NAFO areas/subareas around Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn and 4R.
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DFO Announces 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Groundfish Fishery
DFO advises that in 2018, the recreational groundfish fishery will be open for a total of 39 days.
For the 2018 season, there is no requirement for licences or tags.
Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Monday, July 09, 2018
Saturday, July 14, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Monday, July 23, 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Monday, July 30, 2018
Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Monday, ...
Summer Commercial Cod Fishery Should be Eliminated
Once again, Bob Verge has produced a very thought provocative article with his column Quantity Versus Value, Navigator Vol. 20. No. 10, October 2017.
When the time comes and it will, when Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are allowed to kill a cod for gain and sell it commercially, we have to do it like the Scandinavians. Maximizing value is the way to proceed.
I tell people it really does not matter how we catch cod in the summer months. This is only “hobby fishing.”
However, when ...
2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Recreational Groundfish Fishery Fall Season Opening
DFO advises that 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador recreational groundfish fishery will be open from Saturday, September 23, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017.
The recreational groundfish fishery will occur in all NAFO areas /subareas around Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn, and 4R. The public is reminded that fishing is not permitted in the Eastport and Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Areas.
Recreational fishers are limited to five groundfish per day (including ...
Status Quo for 2017 N.L. Recreational Groundfish Fishery
After much public consultation, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently announced that there will be no changes to the regulations governing the recreational groundfish (cod) fishing season for Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec’s Lower North Shore.
In 2016, the fishing season was extended by 14 days to allow a total of 46 fishing days. These measures will remain in place for the 2017 season.
In November 2016, DFO held a series of regional consultations, eight public ...
DFO Requesting Input Into 2017 N.L. Recreational Fishery
On May 20, 2016 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced its intention to implement a licence and tags management regime for the recreational groundfish fishery in the Newfoundland and Labrador Region, commencing with the 2017 season.
The proposed licencing regime will be applicable to members of the general public, and also to tour boat operators.
The Department is now commencing a public consultations process to seek views on the both the proposed regulatory changes and the proposed ...
First Recreational Fishery Fatality for 2016
Police are reporting what appears to be the first recreational fishery-related fatality for 2016.
According to the RCMP, one man has died and two others have sustained injuries following a boating accident near St. Vincent's, St. Mary's Bay Sunday night.
Three men, who were reportedly participating in the recreational groundfish fishery, ended up in the water in the area of the community’s breakwater after their small open boat overturned.
The RCMP members were called to the area ...
2016 Recreational Groundfish Fishery Opens Friday
DFO advises that in 2016, the recreational groundfish fishery will be open for a total of 46 days.
This is an increase of 14 days over previous years.
This is a transitional measure in advance of implementation of a license and tags regime for all recreational fishery participants, which is expected to be introduced prior to the 2017 season. Full consultations on the new regime will be undertaken with the general public and industry in the near future.
Friday July 01 ...