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July 19, 2023

Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Opening In Portions of White Bay

DFO advises that the capelin fishery for vessels using fixed gear (tuck, bar seine and trap) will open on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 0600 hours in the following areas:

White Bay (Capelin Fishing Area 3)

Cape Bauld to Fischot Island

Fischot Island to Cape Fox

Bottom of White Bay to Cape St. John

Harvesters are reminded that the fishery must be open for 24 hours before any Capelin can be removed from any fixed Gear.

Licence conditions can be obtained through DFO’s National On-line Licencing System.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-145 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-155 comes into effect at 0600 hours on July 20, 2023.

“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