Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2023 Homewaters Bluefin Tuna Fishery Re-opening by Permit Only

DFO advises that the Bluefin Tuna fishery in NAFO Divisions 3KLNOP will open by permit only at 0900 hours on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 for vessels with 2023 Bluefin tuna tag numbers: 3651, 3652, 3771, 3772, 3773, 3774, 3775, 3776, 3777, 3778, 3779, 3780, 3857 and 3919.

Licence conditions will be available through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System for those harvesters who have been contacted.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-264 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-274 comes into effect on October 25, 2023.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:

Nicole Rowsell
Resource Manager - Pelagic Fisheries
Tel: 709-853-4078