FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
2016 2J3KL Northern Cod Stewardship/Bycatch Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Northern cod Stewardship/Bycatch fishery will open to fish harvesters based NAFO Divisions 2J3KL at 0600 hours on Monday, August 15, 2016. This will apply to Vessel classes A156, A250, A251, A253, A254, A256, A257, A259 and A260.
Licence conditions will be in effect for the initial period August 15, 2016 to September 4, 2016. Licence conditions for the period after September 4, 2016 will be made available shortly. Licences and conditions are available through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System.
Fish harvesters are reminded that they must renew their groundfish licence and arrange At-Sea Observer coverage services prior to fishing.
Compliance with management measures is essential for the success of this fishery. This includes the accurate completion and return of all logbooks, as per licence conditions.
Additionally, Fisheries and Oceans reminds fish harvesters that the waters adjacent to Petty Harbour to Maddox Cove are closed to the use of gillnets and longlines year round.
Specifically, the area closed to these gear types is defined as: the waters adjacent to Petty Harbour to Maddox Cove, Newfoundland enclosed by the coastline and straight lines joining the following points, in the order in which they are listed:
47 29 03 N, 52 38 04 W
47 28 33 N, 52 36 W
47 25 42 N, 52 37 31 W
47 22 18 N, 52 40 36 W
47 22 40 N, 52 43 W
Further details on the management measures for this fishery can be found online at the Departmental website: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/decisions/fm-2016-gp/index-atl-eng.htm#GroundfishMixed
Tel. (709) 772-0695
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