FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
April 29, 2020
LOBSTER FISHING OPENING IN AREAS 13A AND 13B
DFO advises of the following opening and closing dates for Lobster Fishing Areas 13A and 13B:
Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.
- LFA 13A (Cape Ray to Cape St. George): May 4, 2020 to July 15, 2020;
- LFA 13B (Cape St. George to Cape St. Gregory): May 6, 2020 to July 15, 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 LFA 13B 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.
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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-033 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-039 comes into effect on April 30, 2020.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: email@example.com
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
Tel: (709) 772-4911
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