Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Lumpfish Fishery Opening in parts of NAFO Division 3K

DFO wishes to advise harvesters of the following 3K Lumpfish area opening and closing dates: 

Cape Bauld to Granite Point: May 30, 2023 – July 18, 2023

Granite Point to Little Harbour Deep Head: May 30, 2023 – July 18, 2023 

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

Fishing for Lumpfish is authorized in water depths less than 25 fathoms.
Licence fees and licence conditions will soon be available on the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-086 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-089 comes into effect on May 30, 2023.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