FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


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2017/11/15


Closure of Mackerel Fishery


DFO advises harvesters that the Mobile Gear and Fixed Gear mackerel fishery in all mackerel fishing areas of Newfoundland and Labrador Region will close as of November 16, 2017 at 0630 hours, Newfoundland Standard Time, for conservation purposes as commercial landings are near or have reached the Total Allowable Catch of 10,000 tonnes.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2017-230 and 2017-223 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2017-284 and 2017-285 come into effect on November 16, 2017.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:


Barbara McDonald
A/Resource Manager
772-2922

Barbara.mcdonald@dfo-mpo.gc.ca