FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 

nf.16.098

May. 26, 2016

 

VMS required in the Less than 40 ft. Fixed Gear Greenland Halibut fishery in NAFO Divisions 2+3KL

DFO wishes to advise harvesters in the < 40 ft. (<12.2m) Fixed Gear groundfish fleet participating in the 2+3KL Greenland Halibut Fishery (GHL) that Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) are required for the 2016 fishery.

The introduction of VMS in the < 40 ft. (<12.2m) fleet is to ensure safe and orderly harvesting of the Greenland Halibut quota in the 2016 GHL fishery.

If you require information on obtaining a VMS system you can contact Trudy Strowbridge at 709-772-5789 or trudy.strowbridge@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Contact:

Kevin Hurley
Central Area Chief
Resource Management
Tel.(709) 292-5167
E-mail: Kevin.Hurley@dfo-mpo.gc.ca