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Atlantic Halibut Fishery Re-Opening in Sub-Division 3Pn

DFO advises that the Atlantic halibut fishery in a portion of NAFO sub-Division 3Pn, for vessels less than 65 feet using hook and line gear, will reopen at 06:00 HRS. on Saturday, May 16, 2014. The specific area that will be opened is a portion of NAFO sub-Division 3Pn in water depths 125 fathoms or greater, or in a defined area outlined by specific coordinates. Fish harvesters should check their licence conditions, which outlines the specifics of the approved fishing area. DFO will ...

Fines For Illegal Fishing Of Atlantic Halibut Total Over $1 Million

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is taking a more intelligence-led and longer-term approach to conserving and protecting fishery resources in Atlantic Canada and its efforts are paying off for the Atlantic halibut fishery in particular. DFO’s increased focus on the monitoring of catch and landings of Atlantic halibut has resulted in a long line of convictions, totaling over $1 million in fines and forfeitures over the last five years. Atlantic halibut is an important resource and great ...