Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Fixed Gear Herring Fishery Opening for BAR/TUCK SEINE and GILLNETS/TRAP in NAFO Division 3L (HFA 5-9)

DFO advises that the fixed gear herring (bar/tuck seine) and (gillnet/trap) fisheries for Bonavista Bay, Trinity Bay, Conception Bay, the Southern Avalon and St. Mary’s Bay, (Herring Fishing Areas 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) will open at 0600 hours on Saturday, April 1, 2023.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-012 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-015 comes into effect on April 1, 2023.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/ Area Fisheries Manager
(709) 772-5845

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