Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Skate Fishery Opening in Sub-Division 3Ps for Mobile Gear

DFO advises that the Skate Fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps, for mobile gear vessels less than 65 feet, will open at 0600 hours on Saturday April 9, 2022.

Incidental catch provisions for this fishery are outlined in harvesters' species-specific and 2022 Groundfish General Licence conditions. Harvesters are reminded that while directing for skate in 3Ps using mobile-gear, all by-catch of cod will be attributed to your seasonal Individual Quota/CAP and when a harvester has caught their seasonal CAP for cod, either from directed catch or by-catch, you must cease fishing for all species of groundfish in 3Ps for the remainder of the year.

"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:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310