Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3Ps LOBSTER FISHING OPENINGS for AREAS 10, 11 East and 11 West

DFO advises of the following opening and closing dates for the following Lobster Fishing Areas:

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

- LFA 11 East (East of Western Head, Hare Bay): April 16, 2022 to June 18, 2022;

- LFA 11 West (West of Western Head, Hare Bay): April 30, 2022 to July 2, 2022;

- LFA 10:Placentia Bay: April 30, 2022 to July 9, 2022;

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date; as well LFA 10 conditions prohibit gear retrieval between 2100 hours (9 p.m.) on Saturday and 0500 hours (5 a.m.) on Monday.

Harvesters are also reminded they are permitted to harvest bait for the lobster fishery as per the conditions of their bait licence.

Harvesters in LFA 11 are reminded that the portion of Lobster Fishing Area 11 (Penguin Islands) bounded by lines connecting the following points remains closed:

Point North Latitude West Longitude

1. 47° 22' 01.8" N 57° 01' 01.0" W

2. 47° 23' 48.6" N 57° 01' 01.0" W

3. 47° 23' 53.2" N 57° 56' 54.5" W

4. 47° 22' 01.8" N 57° 56' 54.5" W

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-028 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-031 comes into effect on April 15, 2022.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