Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Directed Atlantic Halibut Fishery Remaining Open in 3Ps

DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps remains open for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet using longlines (Vessel Class A440).  A closing date for this season's fishery will be communicated at a later date.  

Harvesters are reminded that to participate in any groundfish fishery in 3Ps they must have remaining Individual cod Quota. 

Inshore fixed-gear harvesters are further reminded that as per conditions of licence, the daily by-catch limit of cod when directing for Atlantic halibut in 3Ps is limited to 10 per cent or 200 pounds round weight, whichever is greater.  DFO will monitor fishing activity and will close the fishery if the by-catch of cod exceeds the established protocols.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-310 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-007 comes into effect on February 26, 2022.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at Newfoundland and Labrador Region

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:

For information, contact:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel:  709-279-7626