Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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DFO advises of the following 3L lobster area opening and closing dates:

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

- LFA 5 (Bonavista Bay): May 8, 2022 to July 13, 2022

- LFA 6 (Trinity Bay): April 25, 2022 to July 7, 2022

- LFA 7 (Conception Bay): April 30, 2022 to July 5, 2022

- LFA 8 (Southern Shore): May 9, 2022 to July 13, 2022

- LFA 9A (Trepassey Bay): April 28, 2022 to June 25, 2022

- LFA 9B (St. Mary’s Bay): April 28, 2022 to July 1, 2022

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date.

Harvesters are also reminded they are permitted to harvest bait for the lobster fishery as per the conditions of their bait licence.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-032 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-035 comes into effect on April 22, 2022.

"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:

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 292-5167

Terri Healey
A/Resource Manager
(709) 772-5845