Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
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Fixed Gear and and Mobile Gear Herring Fisheries Closing in parts of NAFO Division 3L (Bonavista Bay)

DFO advises harvesters that the mobile gear (purse seine) and fixed gear (gillnet, trap and tuck seine) herring fisheries in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay) in NAFO Division 3L will close at 1800 hours on Friday, January 6, 2023 for conservation reasons.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-260 and 2023-001 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-002 and 2023-003 will come into effect at 1800 hours on January 6, 2023.

"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:

Terri Healey
A/Resource Manager
(709) 772-5845

Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
A/ Senior Area Fisheries Manager
(709) 685-0344