FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISHERS

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April 6, 2016

ATLANTIC HALIBUT FISHERY OPENING IN SUB-DIVISION 3Pn

DFO advises that the Atlantic halibut fishery in NAFO sub-Division 3Pn, for vessels less than 65 feet using hook and line gear, will open at 0600hrs on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

DFO will monitor fishing activity and will close the fishery if the incidental catch of Cod exceeds the established protocols.

Prior to fishing, fishers must first have their 2015 Groundfish General licence conditions amended, and obtain their new species specific licence conditions through the online licencing system.

Fish harvesters are reminded that:

- All licence holders are required to hail-out, at least three hours before leaving port, to the DFO toll-free number at 1-877-637-4315

“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: amy.kavanagh-penney@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact:

For information, contact:
Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca