Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
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Lumpfish Fishery Opening in a portion of NAFO Division 3K

DFO wishes to advise harvesters of the following 3K Lumpfish area opening and closing dates: 

Little Harbour Deep Head to Cape St. John: May 15, 2022 - July 3, 2022

Cape St. John to North Head: May 15, 2022 - July 3, 2022

North Head to Cape Freels: May 28, 2022 - July 16, 2022

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

Fishing for Lumpfish is authorized in water depths less than 25 fathoms.

Harvesters are reminded that licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2021-297 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-048 comes into effect on May 7, 2022.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