FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.18.102

2018-052

2018/5/10

 

3Ps Scallop Fishery Opening in the North Bed SFA 11

DFO advises that the 3Ps Scallop Fishery in the North Bed in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 11 will open at 0600 hours on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

If you are a 3Ps Scallop licence holder and you are interested in fishing Scallop on the North Bed and/or in the Core Area in 2018 please contact DFO to request access. Those seeking access will be reviewed against the policy identified below, before determining whether they will be granted access.

In 2016 a new requirement was implemented in the 3Ps Scallop fishery that only vessels registered in Newfoundland and Labrador Region for the past 12 consecutive months are permitted to participate in the 3Ps inshore (<65') Scallop fishery on the north bed and in the Core Area, defined below.

A season opening date for the Core Area has not been set at this time.

Definitions:

The north bed is defined as that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 11, bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 14 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 14 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude.

The Core Area is defined as that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 11 bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

46 degrees 52.7 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 52.7 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to

46 degrees 52.7 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2018-049 has been revoked and Variation Order 2018-052 comes into effect on May 11, 2018.

 

 

Contact:

Marguerite Degruchy

(709)466-8277

Marguerite.Degruchy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Jodi Riggs-Power

(709)279-7626

Jodi.Riggs-Power@dfo-mpo.gc.ca