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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. Summer Dates: Friday July 01 ...

Herring Fixed Gear Fishery Open in Area 12 and 13

DFO advises that the Herring fishery for the fixed gear fleets (trap, gillnet, bar seine - including tuck seine), in Herring Fishing Area 12 (NAFO sub-Division 3Pn) and Herring Fishing Area 13 (Cape Ray to Cape St. Gregory), will open Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Fish harvesters are reminded of the following: The harvesting cap structure for Area 13 that has been in place for the number of seasons will continue for the 2014 season. Fishing limitations are in effect while fishing inside Bay ...