Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3KL Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Test Fishery - Expressions of Interest

DFO is seeking the names of fish harvesters with homeports in 3K and 3L interested in participating in a test fishery for Turbot using longlines in 3K and 3L in water depths less than 160 fms (inshore crab zones).

This fishery will be open to those harvesters who hold fixed gear groundfish licenses in 3KL.

The following are some of the management measures that would be applicable:
• Permit amount of 7,500 lbs. round weight.
• Self-funded at-sea observer coverage.
• All cod by-catch caught will count towards weekly limits in the Northern Cod Stewardship Fishery.
• Harvesters are restricted to fishing in the inshore crab areas of the NAFO division of their homeport.
• The opening date will be determined when the Snow crab fishery concludes in both NAFO areas.
• Seven permits will be issued for each NAFO Area.

Interested fish harvesters must e-mail their name and FIN to If required, a draw will be held to select names.

The deadline for the submission of names will be close of business on Friday, July 28, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

"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
Tel. (709) 685-0344

Robynn Earle
A/Area Fisheries Manager
Tel. (709) 772-5845