Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Vessel and Related Policies Engagements Sessions- Stakeholder Participation Invitation

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is hosting Stakeholder Engagement sessions on Vessel and Related Policies.

The intent of these meetings is to explore stakeholder concerns with the existing vessel related policies and the extent to which the policies support Owner-Operator.

Specific topics to be discussed include:
- vessel length increases for fleets that remain less than fifty feet (<50’),
- vessel registration requirements (DFO and Transport Canada),
- vessel sharing arrangements (e.g. buddy up), and
- modernizing the Substitute Operator Policy.

The second session in the NL Region will take place on Thursday this week. Harvesters can choose to participate in-person or virtually.

Session 2 Location: Gander, NL
Date and Time: Thursday March 23, 2023; 9:00 to 5:00 (lunch break 12:00-1:00)
Venue: Albatross Hotel, (114 Trans-Canada Hwy)
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1-855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free (Meeting ID: 856 6317 2611 Passcode: 629252)ice

"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:

Amy Kavanagh-Penney
Senior Resource Manager-Licensing Policy
Tel: 709-687-0616