Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3NO Fixed Gear Atlantic Halibut, Monkfish, Skate and White Hake Closing

DFO advises harvesters that the Atlantic Halibut, Skate, Monkfish and Hake fishery in NAFO divisions 3NO will close on August 29, 2023 at 1600 hours.

This closure is necessary to allow for a review of catches and determine if the amount of Atlantic halibut quota that is remaining is sufficient to permit the continuation of a directed fishery. A further announcement will be made on these fisheries once the review of landings is completed.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-213 and 2023-214 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-243 and 2023-244 come into effect on August 29, 2023.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:

David Small
Senior Area Fisheries Manager
(709) 292-5167

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