July 17, 2019


Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Closing in 3L (Capelin Fishing Areas 6, 8 and 9)

DFO advises that, based on a recommendation from industry, the fixed gear Capelin Fishery will close on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 23:59 hours and reopen Friday, July 19, 2019 at 06:00 hours in the following capelin fishing areas:

• Trinity Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 6)

• Southern Shore (Capelin Fishing Area 8) Areas included are those between Cape Neddick and Cape Pine and between Long Point and Cape Neddick.

• St. Mary’s Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 9)

Harvesters who have traps set are not required to remove them during this closure.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2019-158 has been revoked and Variation Order 2019-162 comes into effect on July 17, 2019.

“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
(709) 772-5845

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 292-5167