FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


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12/22/2017

Marine Conservation Closure (Hopedale Saddle)


Effective January 1, 2018, the following area will be closed for all Vessel Classes using fishing gear, which is designed to come into contact with the sea floor which includes, but is not limited to, mobile gear, longlines, and gillnets, within that portion of NAFO Division 2GH, defined by straight lines joining the following points in the order in which they are listed (NAD 83):

Point   North Latitude          West Longitude

1        57° 43' 57.845" N     59° 4' 4.803" W

2        55° 35' 42.818" N     55° 46' 29.983" W

3        55° 21' 44.847" N     55° 46' 29.983" W

4        55° 24' 29.273" N     56° 15' 14.822" W

5        55° 39' 7.081" N       57° 31' 53.415" W

6        56° 12' 21.480" N     58° 11' 43.606" W

7        56° 10' 17.870" N     57° 28' 23.596" W

8        56° 23' 15.242" N     57° 24' 0.128" W

9        57° 3' 27.000" N       58° 58' 30.535" W

10      57° 40' 0.005" N       59° 28' 0.001" W

11      57° 43' 57.845" N     59° 4' 4.803" W

More information on this conservation measure can be found at:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/oeabcm-amcepz/refuges/hopedalesaddle-ensellementhopedale-eng.html

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/oeabcm-amcepz/refuges/hopedalesaddle-ensellementhopedale-fra.html



Contact:

Jason Simms
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-2045
E-mail: jason.simms@dfo-mpo.gc.ca