Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Directed Atlantic Halibut Fishery for the Inshore Fixed-Gear Fleet Closing in 3Ps

DFO advises that at the request of industry, the directed Atlantic halibut fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps will close for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet using longlines at 2000 hours on Friday, July 21, 2023.

The retention of Atlantic halibut bycatch in other open directed groundfish fisheries in 3Ps will continue to be authorized at this time.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, gives notice that Variation Order 2023-131 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-159 comes into effect on July 21, 2023.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