Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Fixed Gear Capelin fishery opening in All of Notre Dame Bay in NAFO Division 3K

DFO advises that the capelin fishery for vessels using fixed gear (tuck, bar seine and trap) will open on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 0600 hours in the following areas:

Notre Dame Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 4)
• Cape St. John to North Head
• North Head to Dog Bay Point
• Dog Bay Point to Cape Freels

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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-157 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-165 comes into effect on July 25, 2023.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:

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

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