Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Closure of the Northern Cod Stewardship Fishery in NAFO Division 2J

DFO advises harvesters that the Northern Cod Stewardship Fishery in NAFO Division 2J will close on Sunday, October 1st at 1800 hours to all vessel classes.

The Department has been closely monitoring landings in 2J and we anticipate that the Maximum Authorised Harvest will be reached at this time.

The Department prioritizes safety at sea. If a harvester is unable to retrieve their gear by the close time due to safety, they are advised to contact their local C&P detachment.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-154 and 2023-253 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-260 and 2023-261 come into effect on September 29, 2023.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:

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