FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISHERS
March 11, 2016
Seal fishery closing
DFO advises that both the Commercial fishery and Personal Use fishery for Harp seals and Hooded seals will close in all areas to all Seal harvesters and all fleets based in Newfoundland and Labrador at 2000 hours on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. This is the annual closure to allow time for Seal whelping and nursing.
Re-opening dates for the 2016 season for these Seal fisheries, in both the Gulf and on the Front, will be announced at a later date.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, gives notice that Variation Order 2015-019 came in to effect on April 9, 2015 and is still in force.
Senior Resource Manager
Inshore groundfish, Seals, Marine Mammals and Emerging Fisheries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Region
NAFC – 80 East White Hills Road, Room M17-202
Phone: 709 772 0695
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