Extension to Lobster Season in Area 4B (Notre Dame Bay)
DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the lobster season in NAFO Division 4B has been extended and will now close at 20:00 hrs on Saturday July 11, 2015.
All gear must be removed from the water by closing time.
The extension has been granted due to lost fishing time due to ice.
However, DFO advised fish harvesters that the Lobster fishery in several Western NL Lobster Fishing Areas will close at 2000hrs as follows:
- Lobster Fishing Area 12 (NAFO sub-Division 3Pn) will close on ...
Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening in Notre Dame Bay
DFO advises that following acceptable water quality sampling by Environment Canada and shellstock sampling by CFIA, Notre Dame Bay will re-open for molluscan shellfish harvesting.
All waters within 3 km of the coastline and islands of western Notre Dame Bay from Cape St. John (located on the Baie Verte Peninsula approximate Lat/Lon 49.9717/-55.4759) east to North Head (located east of Fortune Harbour at approximate Lat/Lon 49.5437/-55.1594), will RE-OPEN for the harvesting of all bivalve ...
Shellfish Harvesting in Notre Dame Bay Reopening
DFO advises that following acceptable water quality sampling by Environment Canada and shellstock sampling by CFIA a portion of Notre Dame Bay will re-open for molluscan shellfish harvesting.
All classified waters within three kilometres of the shoreline and islands between Seal Bay Head (approximate Lat/Lon 49.4916/-55.5435) west to Island Point on Sunday Cove Island (approximate Lat/Lon 49.5921/-55.7884)are OPEN for molluscan shellfish harvesting. Note that all underlying classifications ...