Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Scallop Fishery Opening in Portions of Scallop Fishing Area 13

DFO advises that the commercial Sea Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area 13 (Cape Ray to Cape St. Gregory), in water depths of five (5) fathoms and greater, will open at 0600hrs July 1, 2023.  In order to protect Lobster spawning habitat, the fishery will close at midnight, July 14, 2023.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-101 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-122 comes into effect on June 30, 2023.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:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-649-3549