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Reminder Bait Season for Herring Closing in HFA 3 to 11

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DFO reminds harvesters that the Bait Season for herring in Herring Fishing Areas 3 to 10 and that portion of Herring Fishing Area 11 from Point Crewe to Western Head, Hare Bay is closed from July 15 to August 15, 2024.

Harvesters are reminded that all bait nets must be removed from the water.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.208
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626
Email: jodi.riggs-power@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 
 

Unit 1 Redfish Opening For Various Fleets

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DFO advises the Unit 1 Redfish fishery for midshore, offshore, Estuary and Gulf shrimp vessel classes: D1-D46, D50-D62, D175-D199, C462; C463; C484-C487, C599; C2011-C2049, C2056-C2061 will open July 15, 2024 at 0001hrs.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2024-110 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-139 comes into effect on July 13, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.207
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-649-3549
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Snow Crab Season Extension for Select Crab Fishing Area in NAFO Divisions 3K

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DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery will now close at 2000 hours on Sunday, July 21, 2024 in a select Crab Management Area in NAFO Divisions 3K. This season extension applies exclusively to the following Crab Management Area:

Area 4

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region, gives notice that Variation Order 2024-118 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-137 comes into effect on July 13, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.206
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Robynn Earle
A/Area Fisheries Manager
Tel.: (709) 772-5845
Email: Robynn.Earle@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
A/ Senior Area Fisheries Manager
Tel.: (709) 685-0344
Email: Kelly.Firmage-OBrien@dfo-mpo.gc.ca  

3Ps Snow Crab Season Extension

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DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery has been extended for Crab Fishing Areas (CFAs 10A, 10B, 11S, 11W) in NAFO sub-Division 3Ps.  The fishery in these areas will now close at 2000 hours on Friday July 19, 2024.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2024-118 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-137 comes into effect on July 13, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.205
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626
Email: jodi.riggs-power@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 2J North

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DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 2J North in NAFO Divisions 2HJ will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Sunday, July 14, 2024 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:

Grid C 22
55° 00' North, 56° 50' West;
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 40' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 50' West; and,
55° 00' North, 56° 50' West;

Grid C 23
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;
55° 00' North, 56° 30' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 30' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 40' West; and,
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;

These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip.

The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on September 14, 2024, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2024-118 and 2024-119 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2024-137 and 2024-138 come into effect on July 13, 2024.

“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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.204
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager 
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
Tel: (709) 693-4744
Email: martin.henri@dfo-mpo.gc.ca   

Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 2J North

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DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 2J North in NAFO Divisions 2HJ will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Sunday, July 14, 2024 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:

Grid C 22
55° 00' North, 56° 50' West;
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 40' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 50' West; and,
55° 00' North, 56° 50' West;

Grid C 23
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;
55° 00' North, 56° 30' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 30' West;
54° 50' North, 56° 40' West; and,
55° 00' North, 56° 40' West;

These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip.

The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on September 14, 2024, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2024-118 and 2024-119 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2024-137 and 2024-138 come into effect on July 13, 2024.

“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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.204
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager 
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
Tel: (709) 693-4744
Email: martin.henri@dfo-mpo.gc.ca   

Atlantic Halibut Fishery Opening in Division 4R – Quebec Based Vessels

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DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut fishery in NAFO Division 4R for Quebec-based vessel classes A520 and A701 to A900 will open at 0001 hours ADT on July 14, 2024 and close 2359 hours ADT on October 5, 2024.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2024-113 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-129 comes into effect on July 13, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.203
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-649-3549
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Salmon River Closures in Salmon Fishing Area 2, 4, 12 and 13

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DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFA) 2, 4, 12 and 13 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

During this period, angling is permitted from one hour before sunrise to 10:00 am each day and will be closed to angling from 10:01 am to one hour before sunrise on the following day.

The rivers will reopen as conditions improve. Please refer to the 2024 Angler's Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

Salmon Fishing Area 2
10. Eagle River
11. Sand Hill River & tributary streams
12. Reid’s Pond River & Reid’s Pond
13. Hawke River
14. Gilbert River
15. Shinney’s River
16. St. Mary’s River
178. St. Charles River & tributaries
179. St. Lewis River & tributaries
180. Port Marnham Brook & tributaries
181. Alexis River & tributaries
182. Black Bear River & tributaries
183. Paradise River & tributaries
184. White Bear River & tributaries
185. Dykes River & tributaries
186. North River & tributaries

Salmon Fishing Area 4
49. Dog Bay Rivers, including Southwest Brook & all tributary streams
50. All tributaries of the main stem of Gander River 

Salmon Fishing Area 12
125. Grandy’s River, including Top Pond Brook 

Salmon Fishing Area 13
135. Bear Cove River, including Billy’s Pond Brook
136. Little Codroy River, including Cooper’s Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook
137. *Great Codroy River, including Broom Brook, Ryan’s Brook & Mullchingnic Brook;
the North Branch of Great Codroy, including Upper Brook, Lower Brook & Crooked Brook;
the South Branch of Great Codroy, including Bullhouse Brook
138. *Highlands River & tributary streams
139. *Crabbe’s River & tributary streams
140. *(Middle) Barachois River & tributary streams
141. *Robinson’s River & tributary streams
142. Fischell’s Brook & tributary streams
143. Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams
144. *Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams
145. *Southwest and Bottom Brooks & tributary streams
146. *Harry’s River, including Spruce Brook, Little George’s, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook
150.   Lower Humber River 

For more information please visit the In Season River Status website at In-Season River Status

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2024-124, 2024-125, 2024-126, 2024-127, and 2024-128 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2024-130, 2024-131, 2024-132, 2024-133, and 2024-134 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 11, 2024.

"Notices to Anglers" 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 Anglers" for recreational fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
na.24.009
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 689-8246
E-mail: jackie.kean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Witch Flounder Fishery Opening in NAFO Sub-Division 4Rd (Bay St. George)

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DFO advises that the Witch flounder (Greysole) fishery for vessels less than 65 feet, using Danish seine (vessel classes C50 and C351), will open in NAFO sub-Division 4Rd - from a line drawn due west of Cape Ray, north to a line drawn due west of Cape St. George at 0600 hours on July 12, 2024.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-303 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-123 comes into effect on July 12, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.202
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-649-3549
Email: laurie.hawkins@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Closing In Conception Bay

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DFO advises that the capelin fishery for vessels using fixed gear will close on July 11, 2024 at 1800 hours in Conception Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 7).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2024-122 has been revoked and Variation Order 2024-135 comes into effect at 1600 hours on July 11, 2024.

"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: miranda.pryor@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Issue Date
Notice Number
nf.24.201
Notice Year
2024
For information, contact:

Robynn Earle
A/Area Fisheries Manager
Tel.: (709) 772-5845
Email: Robynn.Earle@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
A/ Senior Area Fisheries Manager
Tel.: (709) 685-0344
Email: Kelly.Firmage-OBrien@dfo-mpo.gc.ca