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Fixed Gear Herring Closings in NAFO Division 3L (HFA 5-8)

May 28, 2020

DFO advises that the tuck/bar seine herring fishery for Bonavista Bay, Trinity Bay, Conception Bay and Southern Shore (Herring Fishing Areas 5, 6, 7 and 8) will close at 20:00 hours on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

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3KL (Areas 3-9) Herring Fishery Closing For GILLNETS ONLY

May 28, 2020

DFO advises that the fixed gear herring (Gillnet only) fishery for White Bay, Notre Dame Bay, Bonavista Bay, Trinity Bay, Conception Bay, Southern Shore and St. Mary’s Bay (Herring Fishing Areas 3-9) will close at 20:00 hours on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

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Mobile Gear Herring Fishery Closing in 3K and 3L (Areas 3-6)

May 28, 2020

DFO advises that the Mobile Gear (Purse Seine) Herring fishery in 3K and 3L (Herring Fishing Areas 3-6) will close at 20:00 hours on Sunday May 31, 2020.

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3LNO Sea Cucumber Emerging Fishery Opening

May 28, 2020

DFO advises that the Emerging/Exploratory Sea Cucumber fishery in NAFO Sub-division 3LNO will open at 0600 hours on Monday, June 1, 2020.

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North Atlantic Right Whale – Notice of grids re-opening – NAFO 4S

May 28, 2020

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is providing notice of new grid re-openings that were previously closed due to the confirmed presence of North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW).

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Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery Opening in NAFO Division 4RST

May 27, 2020

DFO advises that the Greenland Halibut (turbot) fishery in NAFO Divisions 4RST will open in water depths 140 fathoms or greater,

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SKATE FISHERY CLOSING IN SUB-DIVISION 3PS FOR MOBILE GEAR

May 26, 2020

DFO advises that the Skate Fishery in NAFO Sub-Division 3Ps, for mobile gear vessels less than 65 feet, will close at 2000 hours on May 26, 2020.

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2020-21 INTERIM TAC FOR ATLANTIC HALIBUT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR GREENLAND HALIBUT AND OTHER GROUNDFISH STOCKS IN THE GULF OF ST.LAWRENCE

May 26, 2020

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) today announces an interim Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Atlantic halibut fishery

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2020 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR 2J South of 54 40

May 26, 2020

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing grounds in the following areas:

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Panel Sides with FFAW for Lobster Reconsideration

May 25, 2020

The Panel sided with the FFAW’s position that will maintain the Urner Barry formula and the minimum price of $3.25.

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