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Atlantic Halibut Fishery Closing in NAFO Sub-Division 3Pn

Jul 3, 2020

DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut fishery in NAFO sub-Division 3Pn, for vessels less than 65 feet using hook and line gear, will close at 2000 hours on July 5, 2020.

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Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab in NAFO Division 3K

Jul 3, 2020

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grid quadrant in Crab Fishing Area 3B in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow crab at midnight on Saturday, July 4, 2020 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:

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4R3Pn Cod fishery Opening for the Quebec Region Fleet

Jul 3, 2020

DFO advises that the first period opening for Cod fishing in 4R3Pn for the Quebec Region Fleet (Lower North Shore, Quebec Region) vessel classes A1800 to A1980, will be from 05:00hrs EDT July 5,2020 to end of day 23:59hrs on August 1, 2020.

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4RST ATLANTIC HALIBUT – FIRST SEASONAL OPENING DATE FOR THE NL INSHORE FIXED-GEAR FLEET

Jul 2, 2020

DFO advises that the Atlantic Halibut hook and line (long line) fishery in NAFO Divisions 4RST, for fixed gear vessels less than 65 feet based in Western NL and Southern Labrador that elected to fish in Period 2

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CAPELIN FISHERY CLOSING FOR THE GREATER THAN 65′ FLEET IN WESTERN NL

Jul 2, 2020

DFO advises that the Capelin purse seine fishery for mobile gear vessels, greater than 65′, in Capelin Fishing Areas 13 and 14 (NAFO Division 4R) will close at 1100 hours on July 2, 2020.

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SNOW CRAB SEASON EXTENSION FOR CRAB FISHING AREAS IN NAFO DIVISION 3K

Jul 2, 2020

DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery has been extended in Crab Fishing Areas 3B, 3BC, 3C, 3D and 4 will now close at 2000 hours on July 7, 2020.

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SNOW CRAB SEASON EXTENSION FOR CRAB FISHING AREAS IN NAFO SUB-DIVISION 3Ps

Jul 2, 2020

DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery has been extended in Crab Fishing Areas 10A, 10B, 11S and 11W will now close at 2000 hours on July 7, 2020.

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Opening Dates for Eel Fishery in Inland Waters

Jun 30, 2020

DFO advises fish harvesters that the opening date for the commercial eel fishery in inland waters using eel pots is July 1, 2020.

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Crab Fishery Opening in NAFO Division 2HJ North

Jun 29, 2020

DFO wishes to remind harvesters that the snow crab fishery opened for the purpose of travelling to the fishing grounds in the following areas on June 29 at 0600 hours:

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Renewal of Fisheries Management Order FMO-2020-03 dated May 15, 2020

Jun 29, 2020

Pursuant to Subsection 9 of the Fisheries Act, the Minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans gives notice that the Fisheries Management Order dated May 15, 2020 regarding at-sea observer requirements has been renewed. It will remain in effect until August 12, 2020 unless otherwise revoked or amended.

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