Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Directed Atlantic Halibut Fishery for the Inshore Fixed-Gear Fleet Closing in 3Ps

DFO advises that the directed Atlantic halibut fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps will close for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet using longlines at 1800 hours on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, as the quota is expected to be taken. There will be no Atlantic halibut bycatch permitted after this time. 

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-267 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-276 comes into effect on November 7, 2023.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:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: (709) 649-3549