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APPLICATIONS OPEN: Lost Gear Retrieval Project

October 20, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for harvesters interested in participating in the FFAW Lost Gear Retrieval Project in Conception Bay and can be downloaded HERE.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Level II Fish Harvester

– Minimum vessel size 34’11” and must be equipped with winch/hauler
– Conception Bay harvesters eligible to apply are those from Red Head Cove to Cape St. Francis
– Head of an enterprise licensed to fish commercially in 3L out of Conception Bay
– Member in good standing with the FFAW
– Must be registered with the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board
– Eligible for an experimental license issued by Department of Fisheries and Oceans
– The harvester will aid in locating and retrieving abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear in Conception Bay

– The harvester will be working out of Bay De Verde 

Completed applications can be faxed to (709) 576-1521, or emailed to

The Deadline for applications is Friday, October 22, at 12:30pm

For additional information, please contact Ian Ivany, FFAW Science Program Coordinator: (709) 576-7276 /