FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 

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May 2, 2017

 

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 3, 2017.

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 2017 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.

 

Contact:

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