FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISHERS

nf.16.144

2016-072

2016/06/16

Lumpfish Fishery Closing in a portion of NAFO Division 4R


DFO wishes to advise harvesters that the lumpfish fishery will close in the portion of NAFO Division 4R(a) in water depths 25 fathoms or less, from a line drawn due west of Point Riche, then north to a line drawn due west from Savage Point (Lat. 51° 20' N.) at 20:00 hours on Friday June 17, 2016. The reason for the closure is excessive bycatch of Atlantic Halibut.

“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:

For information, contact:
John Lubar
Area Director
Southern, Western and Straits
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
1 Regent Square, Corner Brook NL
A2H 7K6
Tel(709)637-4333 Fax(709)637-4445
john.lubar@dfo-mpo.gc.ca