FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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May 5, 2020


LOBSTER FISHING OPENINGS IN 4R

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

- LFA 14A (Cape St. George to Point Riche): May 16, 2020 to July 13, 2020;

- LFA 14B (Point Riche to Big Brook): May 16, 2020 to July 13, 2020;

- LFA 14C (Big Brook to Cape Bauld) May 18, 2020 to July 13, 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 14A, LFA 14B and 14C  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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-039 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-040 comes into effect on May 6, 2020.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:

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
martin.henri@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Tel: (709) 772-4911