NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 

nf.16.243


8/3/2016

 

3Ps <65' Fixed Gear Atlantic Halibut Retention No Longer Permitted



Fish harvesters are advised that retention of 3Ps Atlantic halibut by-catch in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps will no longer be permitted for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet as of 20:00 hrs NL Daylight Time on Thursday August 4, 2016. It is expected that the Atlantic Halibut by-catch allocation will have been taken by that date.

By-catch limits are outlined in harvesters 2016 Groundfish General Licence conditions.

Please note also that Atlantic Halibut retention is not permitted by the inshore Mobile Gear fleet.

“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:

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