FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


nf.17.267

2017-224

2017/8/16


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 will close at 2000 hours on Saturday, August 19 , 2017.

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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-183 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-224 comes into effect on August 17, 2017.

“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: janet.warren@dfo-mpo.gc.ca



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