June 19, 2019

REMINDER - 3NO Fixed Gear Atlantic Halibut, Monkfish, Skate and White Hake Opening

DFO advises that the Inshore fishery in NAFO Divisions 3NO for Atlantic Halibut, Monkfish, Skate and White hake for vessels using longline will open on June 22, 2019 at 06:00 hours.

This applies to vessel classes A251, A254, A257, A260, A263, A266, A269, and A272.

As per the Conservation Harvesting Plan, harvesters are advised that once the directed halibut quota is taken, the Skate, Monk and Hake fishery is expected to close to allow for a review of catches and determine the amount of Atlantic halibut quota that will be available to cover incidental catch in other directed fisheries.

Licence conditions can be obtained at the Eastern, Central and Labrador Client Services Centre, St. John's by calling (709) 772-5845.

Fish harvesters are reminded that all licence holders are required to provide a Daily Report of your fishing activity.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact :



Kelly Firmage-O'Brien

Resource Manager

Tel: (709) 772-5845

E-mail: kelly.firmage-o'


David Small

Area Chief, Resource Management

Tel: (709) 292-5167