FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

Notice to Fish Harvesters

nf.17.366

December 22, 2017

Marine Conservation Closure (Hawke Channel)

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

Point              North Latitude               West Longitude

1              53° 19' 59.960" N               54° 45' 0.018" W

2              53° 19' 59.960" N               53° 20' 0.019" W

3              52° 29' 59.962" N               53° 20' 0.019" W

4              52° 29' 59.962" N               54° 45' 0.018" W

5              53° 19' 59.960" N               54° 45' 0.018" W

 

More information on the implementation of this conservation measure can be found at:

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

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

Contact:

Jason Simms

Resource Management

Tel. (709) 772-2045

E-mail: jason.simms@dfo-mpo.gc.ca