Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Opening in Bonavista Bay and Trinity Bay

DFO advises that the capelin fishery for vessels using fixed gear (tuck, bar seine and trap) will open on July 16, 2023, at 0600 hours in Bonavista Bay and Trinity Bay (Capelin Fishing Areas 5 and 6).

Harvesters are reminded that the fishery must be open for 24 hours before any Capelin can be removed from any fixed gear.
Licence conditions can be obtained through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-129 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-136 comes into effect on July 15, 2023.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:

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