Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Stewardship Cod Fishery Opening in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL

DFO advises harvesters that the Stewardship Cod Fishery in NAFO divisions 2J3KL will open on Sunday July 23, 2023 at 06:00 hours to vessel classes A283, A292, and A295.

Fish Harvesters are advised that licence conditions will be available soon on the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).

Harvesters are reminded that they are to ensure that landing limits are not exceeded by setting only the amount of fishing gear that is necessary to catch the weekly or bi-weekly limits. This is particularly important at the start of the season when fish abundance levels are unknown.

Further details on gear and catch limits can be found in the Conservation Harvesting Plan at: 2023 Conservation harvesting plan (CHP): 2J3KL Stewardship Cod Fishery

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-242 and 2023-010 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-153 and 2023-154 come into effect on July 20, 2023.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are 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:

Robyn Morris
Senior Resource Manager
Tel: (709) 690-5021