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Project Funding Announced for Small Craft Harbours

Senator Fabian Manning announced today that the Government of Canada will invest in major improvement projects at small craft harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador. This funding will provide a safer and more efficient working environment for fishermen and harbour users across the province. Over the next two years funding will be allocated to harbour improvement projects at the 19 following harbours: Arnold’s Cove – constructing a floating breakwater Aquaforte – reconstructing ...

Corner Brook Port Expansion Begins with $1.4 million Investment

The Provincial Government is providing $1.4 million in funding to the Corner Brook Port Corporation to support refurbishment and repurposing of the former gypsum factory at 85 Riverside Drive into an industrial port facility. Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and MHA for Humber West, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Darin King, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, this morning at the corporation’s office in Corner Brook. This ...

DFO Conducts Beaked Whale Necropsy

DFO scientists conducted a necropsy on a 2,200-pound Sowerby’s beaked whale today In St. John’s. The rare beaked whale was discovered dead and washed ashore at Point Lance on the southern Avalon Peninsula on February 7. The whale is an adult female measuring 16 feet. The Sowerby’s beaked whale is a reclusive, deep water species that is rarely seen  near shore. The species is listed as special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act. For more photos of the necropsy, see the ...

3C Snow Crab Season Delayed Opening

DFO advises that the opening of the 2015 Snow crab season in Crab Fishing Area 3C, has been delayed and will now open at 0600 hours on May 4, 2015. Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system.

Clarenville Personal Use Seal License Information Session

DFO advises that there will be a Seal Information Session for new applicants requesting Personal Use Seal licenses at the following location: Monday, April 27 at the Clarenville Inn, Clarenville, NL. Session will commence at 7p.m. Persons obtaining a new Personal Use Seal Licence must have: Proof of age (18 years of age or older) A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate As with any sealing activity, Personal Use Seal License holders must follow the Marine Mammal Regula...

More Lobster Fishery Openings Announced

DFO advises of the following Lobster fishery openings in Eastern Newfoundland for 2015, at 0600 hours: Trinity Bay (LFA 6), Monday, April 27; St. Mary's Bay (LFA 9B), Thursday, April 30; Conception Bay (LFA 7), Friday, May 1; Southern Shore (LFA 8), Saturday, May 2; Trepassey Bay (LFA 9A), Monday, May 4; Bonavista Bay (LFA 5), Friday, May 8. DFO also announced that the lobster fishery will open at 0600hrs on Thursday April 23, 2015 in Lobster Fishing Area 12, Cinq Cerf to Cape ...

2015 Personal Use Seal License Information Session

DFO advises that there will be a Seal Information Session for new applicants requesting Personal Use Seal Licenses at the following location: Thursday, April 23 at S.U.F. Hall, Eastport, NL. Session will commence at 7pm. Persons obtaining a new Personal Use Seal Licence must have: Proof of age (18 years of age or older) A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate As with any sealing activity, Personal Use Seal License holders must follow the Marine Mammal Regulations and ...

Eel Elver Fishery Opening – Southwest Coast

DFO advises that the net and trap fishery for elvers will open at 0600 hours on April 16, 2015 for the following areas of the Southwest Coast: Farmer's Brook; Roti Brook; Connoire Bay Northeast Arm; Connoire Bay Northwest Arm; North Bay Brook East, La Poile,; North Bay Brook West, La Poile,; Grandy's Brook; Grand Bruit Brook; Cinq Cerf Brook; Couteau Brook; Bay de Loup Brook. This fishery is prosecuted for the purposes of aquaculture of this species.

3PS Scallop Fishery Opening

DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay) and Area 11 (Fortune Bay) south of 47 degrees 00 minutes North will open at 0600 hours on Monday, April 20, 2015. Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle and south sea scallop beds. These areas are defined in the licence conditions. Closure area from Point Verde to Red Harbour and North Harbour (Area 10) remain in effect. Licence conditions are available on the National ...

Launch of the MV Veteran

The new ferry to service Fogo Islands and Change Islands, the MV Veteran, was launched on Friday, March 27, from Damen Shipyards in Romania and will enter the final stage of construction. The MV Veteran will have a capacity to carry 200 passengers and 60 vehicles. The provincial fleet of ferries annually transports over 900,000 passengers, 400,000 vehicles and 20,000 tonnes of freight across more than 50,000 arrivals and departures.