Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3Ps North Bed Scallop Fishery Reopening

DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in the 3Ps North Bed in Scallop Fishing Area (SFA) 11 will reopen at 0600 hours on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Please note that NEW Conditions of Licence (COLs) will be issued to those harvesters deemed eligible.

A Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) or Observer coverage is required to fish in the North Bed scallop area.

Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the Middle Bed, Southern Bed, the Core Area or within the Saint Pierre et Miquelon maritime zone.

These areas are defined in your licence conditions.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-271 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-272 comes into effect on October 21, 2023.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:

Kelly Dooley
A/Senior Resource Manager