Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Various Shellfish Fisheries Closing

DFO advises that the Squid, Whelk and Toad Crab fisheries in Fishing Areas 1 to 14, NAFO Divisions 2GHJ, 3KL, 3Ps, and 4R, as well as the 3Ps Sea Cucumber will close on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 2359 hours.

The Scallop fishery will also be closing on December 31, with the exception of the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47°14.33'N, 54°00.94'W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour Head (47°16.59'N, 54°58.58'W) on the west side, which will remain open until March 31, 2023. This is in line with the management measures for this fishery.

DFO also reminds harvesters that the Snow crab fishery and lobster fishery are closed for all fishing areas.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-093, 2022-105, 2022-144, 2022-146 and 2022-233 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-246, 2022-247, 2022-248, 2022-250 and 2022-256 comes into effect at 2359 hours on December 31, 2022.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:

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Indigenous Fisheries
Tel: (709) 693-4744