Fisheries and Oceans Canada
AMENDMENT - 2J3KL Stewardship Cod Fishery - Reopening in NAFO Divisions 3KL for Fall
DFO reminds harvesters that the Northern cod Stewardship fishery in NAFO Divisions 3KL will reopen to harvesters who selected the regular season at 0600 hours on Sunday, September 11, 2022. This reopening applies to vessel classes A283 and A295.
DFO also reminds harvesters that the Northern cod Stewardship fishery in NAFO Divisions 3KL will open to harvesters who selected the fall only fishery option at 0600 hours on Sunday, September 11, 2022. This opening applies to vessel class A296.
Licence conditions for the fall period commencing September 11 will be available soon to harvesters (both those who selected the regular season and fall only fishery option) via the National Online Licensing System.
As per the Conservation Harvesting Plan, the base authorized bi-weekly limits for the fall period commencing September 11 are:
3KL: Regular Season fishers = 8,500 lbs. base bi-weekly
3KL: Fall Only Option = 17,000 lbs. base bi-weekly
To ensure that the total harvest remains within the maximum authorized harvest, the Department will continue to closely monitor this fishery. There is approximately 2,100t remaining for the Northern cod Stewardship fishery in 3KL. Any changes or adjustments that may need to be made will be communicated in advance to harvesters via a Notice to Fishers.
Harvesters are reminded that they are to ensure that catch limits are not exceeded by setting only the amount of fishing gear that is necessary.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-183 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-204 comes into effect on September 1, 2022.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