DFO Announces Multi-Year Gulf Groundfish Management Plan
On May 9, The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced the multi-year management plan for some groundfish species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) divisions 3Pn,4RST.
DFO also provided a reminder of previous total allowable catch (TAC) decisions for the groundfish species currently managed under a multi-year plan.
A yearly TAC of 3,185 tonnes for cod, will be established as of May 15, 2017 for a two-year period for cod 3Pn,4RS, ...
Witch Flounder Fishery Opening in NAFO Sub-Divisions 3Ps and 4Rd
DFO advises that the Witch flounder (Greysole) fishery for vessels less than 65 feet, using Danish seine (vessel classes C50 and C351), will open in NAFO sub-Divisions 3Ps and 4Rd — from a line drawn due west of Cape Ray, north to a line drawn due west of Cape St. George until further notice.
Fish harvesters are reminded that licences and licence conditions are available through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System.
At-sea observer coverage services must be arranged before commen...