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July 17, 2023

Changes to the 2+3K <65 Fixed Gear Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans advises harvesters of the following management measures for the 2+3K <65 FG Greenland Halibut Fisheries starting July 21, 2023:

The fishery will now be administered through trip limits.

Trip limits for 2+3K will increase to 50,000 lbs. round weight.

The number of nets permitted to be used will increase by 40 per depth zone.

New conditions will be available through the National Online Licensing System after July 20, 2023.

The issuance and acceptance of these licence conditions is not a guarantee that sufficient quota will be available to harvest the amount on the licence condition. The Department will continue to closely monitor this fishery and closures may occur on short notice, which will be communicated through Notice to Fishers.

Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:


For information, contact:
Robynn Earle
A/Area Fisheries Manager
(709) 772-5845

Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
A/ Senior Area Fisheries Manager
(709) 685-0344