Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3NO Atlantic Halibut, Skate, Monkfish and Hake Fishery Closing
DFO advises harvesters that the Atlantic Halibut, Skate, Monkfish and Hake fishery in NAFO divisions 3NO will close at 2000 hours on July 21, 2022.
This closure applies to the following vessel classes fishing longline and gillnet:
A251, A254, A257, A260, A263, A266, A269, A272, A250, A253, A256, A259, A262, A265, A268, and A271.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variations Orders 2022-103 and 2022-112 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-124 and 2022-125 come into effect at 1600 hours on July 21, 2022.
This closure is necessary to allow for a review of catches and determine if the amount of Atlantic halibut quota that is remaining is sufficient to permit the continuation of a directed fishery. A further announcement will be made on these fisheries once the review of landings is completed.
“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