Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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DFO advises of the following closing date amendment for the Lobster Fishing Area 10, Placentia Bay: April 29, 2023, to July 9, 2023.

DFO reminds harvesters of the following opening and closing dates for Lobster Fishing Area 11:

- LFA 11 East (East of Western Head, Hare Bay): April 15, 2023, to June 18, 2023.

- LFA 11 West (West of Western Head, Hare Bay): April 29, 2023, to July 2, 2023.

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48-hour gear-setting period after the opening date; as well LFA 10 conditions prohibit gear retrieval between 2100 hours (9 p.m.) on Saturday and 0500 hours (5 a.m.) on Monday.

Harvesters are also reminded they are permitted to harvest bait for the lobster fishery as per the conditions of their bait licence.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-037 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-060 comes into effect on April 27, 2023.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:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626