Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3Ps NORTH BED SCALLOP FISHERY OPENING
DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in the 3Ps North Bed in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 11 will open at 0600 hours on Tuesday May 10, 2022.
If you are a 3Ps Scallop licence holder with vessel eligibility of >40' and you are interested in fishing Scallop on the North Bed in 2022 please contact DFO through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) to request access and an application for a permit. Those seeking access will be reviewed against policy, before determining whether they will be granted access.
A Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) or Observer coverage is required to fish in the North Bed scallop area.
The North Bed is defined as that portion of Scallop Fishing Area 11, bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:
46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to
46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 46 minutes West longitude along the Canada/France boundary to
46 degrees 23 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to
46 degrees 14 minutes North latitude, 56 degrees 29 minutes West longitude to
46 degrees 14.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude to
46 degrees 30.0 minutes North latitude, 57 degrees 28 minutes West longitude.
Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle bed, southern bed, or the Core Area. These areas are defined in your licence conditions.
Fish harvesters are reminded that they must have at-sea observer coverage services arranged before commencing fishing.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-041 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-046 comes into effect on May 7, 2022.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: Karen.Keats-Brett@dfo-mpo.gc.ca