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HERRING FIXED GEAR FISHERY CLOSING IN AREA 14

Nov 29, 2019

DFO advises that the Herring fixed gear fishery (trap, gillnet, bar seine – including modified bar seine known as “tuck seine”) in all of Herring Fishing Area 14 will close at 1600 hours November 30, 2019.

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MEDIA RELEASE: South Coast Harvesters Call for Immediate Action to Protect Cod Fishery

Nov 29, 2019

3Ps harvesters are concerned about future of the fishery and the impact offshore draggers and seal predation are having on the vulnerable south coast cod stock. 

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MEDIA RELEASE: Seal Overpopulation Linked to Threatened Extinction of Two NL Cod Stocks 

Nov 27, 2019

This lack of action is already being felt by fish harvesters and coastal communities. It’s crucial that we learn from what happened in the southern gulf and take action before the impacts cannot be reversed.

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REMINDER – COD FISHERY NAFO SUBDIVISION 3Ps (a), (b), and (c)

Nov 25, 2019

DFO advises fish harvesters that when fishing any authorized species of Groundfish in 3Ps (a), 3Ps (b) and 3Ps (c) during the period of November 15 to February 28

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Mobile Gear Herring Fishery closing in Notre Dame Bay (Herring Fishing Area 4)

Nov 25, 2019

DFO advises that the Herring fishery for mobile gear vessels in Notre Dame Bay (Herring Fishing Area 4) will close at 12:00 hours (noon) on November 24, 2019.

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License Renewal Notice to Fish Harvesters

Nov 21, 2019

All commercial fish harvesters are reminded to review their 2019 licenses in the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) at https://fishing-peche.dfo-mpo.gc.ca as soon as possible to confirm that they have renewed all their 2019 commercial licenses and/or 2019 vessel registration(s).

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4R Scallop Advisory

Nov 21, 2019

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be holding a Scallop advisory for NAFO Division 4R to allow Scallop harvesters in that area an opportunity to discuss management measures for this fishery.

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Update – 4R3Pn Lobster Advisory

Nov 21, 2019

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be holding a Lobster advisory to allow Lobster harvesters in NAFO Divisions 3Pn and 4R an opportunity to discuss management measures for the 2020-2022 Lobster seasons.

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World Fisheries Day

Nov 21, 2019

The fishery, like the entire economic structure of Newfoundland and Labrador, is going through a transition. At the same time, a generational shift is happening. In order to ensure our industry continues to thrive for generations to come, we must listen to young voices in our industry who will help us as we navigate our way through future challenges. Change can be difficult, but it also presents new opportunities and the chance to shape the future.

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FFAW Welcomes New Fisheries Minister with Call to Protect Inshore Fishery

Nov 20, 2019

Fish harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling on newly appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Bernadette Jordan to make the protection and promotion of independent, owner-operator fish harvesters a key priority as she assumes her new ministerial portfolio.

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