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First Seasonal Opening Date for 4R Atlantic Halibut

DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut hook and line (long line) fishery in NAFO Division 4RST, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet based in Western NL and Southern Labrador, will open at 0600hrs hours on MONDAY, June 22, 2015. This fishery is open for vessel class A288 and will close at 2000hrs on June 28, 2015. New conditions for this fishery must be obtained through the National Online Licencing System prior to engaging in fishing activities. Buddy-up arrangements must be ...

Capelin Fixed Gear Fishery Opening in Area 13

DFO advises that the Capelin fixed gear fishery using traps and bar seine (including modified bar seine known as "tuck seine"), for vessels less than 65 feet, in Capelin Fishing Area 13 will open at 0600hrs on Friday, June 19, 2015. Fish harvesters prosecuting are reminded that a portion of the Bay of Islands is closed to pelagic fixed gear fishing. All fish harvesters are reminded that dockside monitoring requirements are in place for this fishery. Licence conditions are available ...

Inshore Shrimp Fishery Opening

DFO advised that the inshore and midshore Shrimp fishery in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6, for vessels less than 100 feet, based in NAFO Divisions 3L and 4R, opened at 0600 hours on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS). Please ensure that you have the new licence conditions, issued last week, before sailing. Fish harvesters are reminded that At-Sea Observer coverage must be arranged prior to ...

3Ps Cod Fishery Opening

DFO advises that the directed Cod fishery in NAFO sub-Division 3Ps d, e, f, g, h will open to mobile gear fleets at 12:01 hrs. on Friday, May 15, 2015. Further, DFO advises that areas NAFO sub-Division 3Ps a, b and c, previously closed to protect spawning fish, will also open at 12:01 hrs on Friday May 15, 2015. Fish harvesters are reminded that licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System (NOLS), including amended conditions for the inshore fixed gear fishers ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lobster Fishery Opening Area 10

DFO advises that the lobster fishery, in Lobster Fishing Area 10 will open at 0600hrs on Saturday April 18, 2015 and close at 2000hrs on Saturday, June 27, 2015 (10 weeks). Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the announced opening date. Fish harvesters are advised that licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System (NOLS). DFO reminds Lobster fish ...