FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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2016/7/18

2016-115

Cod Fishery Closing in NAFO Divisions 4RS And Sub-Division 3Pn

DFO advises that the directed competitive Cod fishery in NAFO Divisions 4RS and sub-Division 3Pn, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet, using six gillnets or 2000 hooks, will close at 1200 hrs (noon) on Tuesday July 19 , 2016.

This closing is for the following vessel classes:

- enterprises based in Western NL and Southern Labrador - 4R3Pn (A274, A275, A277, A278)

- enterprises based in 3Ps with overlap rights to 3Pn (A263, A266, A269,A272)

The reason for the closure is that the quota for the summer portion of the fishery is about to be reached. Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing gear must be removed from the water by closing time.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2016-101 has been revoked and Variation Order 2016-115 comes into effect on July 19, 2016.

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


For information, contact:
Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca