Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Groundfish Fisheries closed for the 2022 Season

DFO reminds harvesters that the following Groundfish fisheries are closed for the Newfoundland and Labrador-based fleets for all vessel classes: 

 NAFO Area 2 + Divisions 3KLMNO and 4R Greenland halibut (turbot) inshore fixed gear fisheries

 NAFO Divisions 3NO, 4RST, and Sub-Division 3Pn inshore fixed gear Atlantic halibut commercial fisheries 

 NAFO 3NO White hake, Skate and Monkfish inshore fleet fisheries 

 Stewardship cod fishery in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL

 Lumpfish fishery in all NAFO areas in Newfoundland and Labrador Region

 NAFO Divisions 3KL Winter flounder (Blackback) fishery

 NAFO Division 4R Witch flounder fishery

 Unit 1 Redfish index fishery for the inshore mobile gear fleet 

 3Pn portion of the Unit 2 Redfish fishery for mobile-gear fleets

 Unit 2 Redfish fishery for the mobile-gear fleet based in NAFO Division 4R and Sub-Division 3Pn

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-061, 2022-177, 2022-202, 2022-220, 2022-229, 2022-232, 2022-238 and 2022-239 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-242, 2022-243, 2022-249, 2022-251, 2022-252, 2022-253, 2022-254 and 2022-255 will come into effect at 2359 hours on December 31, 2022.

'Notices to Fish Harvesters' for all commercial fisheries are available online on the DFO NL region webpage: 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 Lee
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 687-1378