Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Inshore Fixed-Gear Cod Fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps Opening

DFO advises that the directed Cod fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps will open to inshore fixed gear fleets at 0600 hours on Monday, May 15, 2023.

DFO advises that the retention of Atlantic halibut bycatch by fixed-gear vessels less than 65 feet directing for cod in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps is permitted. By-catch provisions are outlined in harvesters Groundfish General Licence Conditions.

A Conservation Harvesting Plan that outlines management measures for the inshore fixed-gear sector for cod and other groundfish in 3Ps will be made available online at a later date at Fisheries Management Decisions for Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic - 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:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310