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2018 Northern Cod Stewardship Fishery - Reopening in 3KL

September 18, 2018

DFO advises that the Northern cod Stewardship fishery will reopen in NAFO Divisions 3KL at 0600 hours on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

This reopening applies to vessel classes:

A283 and A295

The base authorized weekly limit in 3KL for the week of September 23 – 29th = 2000 lbs/week.

Consistent with the provisions of the 2018 Conservation Harvesting Plan (CHP), this reduction in the base authorized weekly limit is necessary as landings to date are approaching the maximum allowable harvest established for the period up to September 29th, 2018.

Licence conditions reflecting the revised base authorized weekly limit will be available to harvesters via the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) in the coming days.


The fall season will commence on September 30th and will be open to ALL fish harvesters based in NAFO divisions 2J3KL (regular season and fall fishers). Licence conditions for the period commencing September 30th will be available to harvesters via NOLs early next week.

Commencing September 30th the base authorized weekly limits will be:

2J3KL: Regular Season fishers = 3500 lbs/week

2J3KL: Fall Fishing Option = 7,000 lbs/week

To ensure that the total harvest remains within the maximum authorized harvest, the Department may make adjustments during the season. We will continue to monitor this fishery closely and if a decision is made to make an adjustment it will be communicated in advance to harvesters via a Notice to Fishers.


For information, contact:

Julie Diamond

Resource Management

Tel. (709) 772-0695