Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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OPENING DATE for Stewardship Cod Fishery in NAFO Divisions 3KL for Fall Season

DFO advises harvesters that the 2J3KL Stewardship Cod Fall Fishery will now open on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 06:00 hours.

Fish Harvesters are advised that license conditions are available on the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).

As per the CHP the base authorized bi-weekly limits will be:                                                

3KL: Regular Season fishers = 8500 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 monitor this fishery closely. There is approximately 2,100t remaining 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 landing limits are not exceeded by setting only the amount of fishing gear that is necessary.

Further details on gear and catch limits can be found at: 2022 Conservation Harvesting Plan (CHP) 2J3KL Stewardship Cod fishery - AMENDED July 15, 2022

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-213 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-214 comes into effect on September 13, 2022.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:

Robyn Morris
Senior Resource Manager
Tel: (709) 690-5021