FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISHERS

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May 3, 2016

2016.035

HERRING PURSE SEINE FISHERY OPENING IN AREA 13 and 14

DFO advises that the herring purse seine fishery, for all mobile gear in Herring Fishing Area 13 and 14, will open May 4, 2016.

Individual interim quotas are in place and fish harvesters are required to contact the Department of Fisheries and Oceans at 709-637-4310 for further information.

At-sea observer coverage services must be arranged before commencing fishing.

Fish harvesters are reminded of the licence condition that is in effect for the 2016 season in order to protect lobster habitat. Fish harvesters are restricted from fishing in water depths less than 15 fathoms in the North Arm and Middle Arm portions of the Bay of Islands.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2016-009 has been revoked and Variation Order 2016-035 comes into effect on May 4, 2016.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: amy.kavanagh-penney@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact:

Laurie Hawkins

Resource Management

Tel: 709-637-4310

Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca