Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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DFO advises of the following 3K lobster area opening and closing dates:

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

- LFA 3 (Cape Charles to Cape St. John (White Bay): May 14, 2022 to July 15, 2022;

- LFA 4A (Notre Dame Bay West): May 28, 2022 to July 15, 2022;

- LFA 4B (Notre Dame Bay East): May 14, 2022 to July 10, 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 4A and 4B 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.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-035 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-038 comes into effect on April 28, 2022.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:

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 292-5167

Terri Healey
A/Resource Manager
(709) 772-5845