FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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April 29, 2020


LOBSTER FISHING OPENING IN 3Ps

DFO advises of the following 3Ps lobster area opening and closing dates:

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

- LFA 10 (Placentia Bay): May 2, 2020 to July 3, 2020;

- LFA 11E (Fortune Bay East- east of Western Head, Hare Bay): May 2, 2020 to July 5, 2020;

- LFA 11W (Fortune Bay West- west of Western Head, Hare Bay): May 2, 2020 to July 5, 2020.

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date; as well LFA10 conditions prohibit gear retrieval between 2100 hours (9 p.m.) on Saturday and 0500 hours (5 a.m.) on Monday.

Harvesters are also reminded they are permitted to harvest bait for the lobster fishery as per the conditions of their bait licence.

DFO reminds harvesters that the details of the 2020 management measures for the Lobster fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador are now available at:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/decisions/fm-2020-gp/atl-12-eng.html

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-033 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-039 comes into effect on April 30, 2020.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: beverly.piccott@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Contact:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626
jodi.riggs-power@dfo-mpo.gc.ca