Newfoundland and Labrador Region

Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses over 29,000 kilometers of coastline and a continental shelf of 2.5 million square kilometers. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region has responsibilities within this region as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence and three international boundaries: the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area, St. Pierre et Miquelon (France) and Greenland. DFO responsibilities also cover an area from nearshore to the Flemish Cap, 320 nautical miles offshore.


Illegal crab harvesting

Illegal crab harvesting and potential sales involve 3 enforcement agencies and result in fine of $7,500

On May 19, 2021, in Surrey Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge Satinder Sidhu found recreational crab harvester Laird Goddyn guilty of violations of Canada’s Fisheries Act


Invasive Mussels found in Moss Ball products in Canada

As one of the six prohibited species under the federal Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations, Zebra Mussels are one of the biggest aquatic invasive threats in Canada...