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May 23, 2023

DFO advises of the following 4R lobster area opening and closing dates:

Note all opening times are 0600 hours and all closing times are 2000 hours.

– LFA 14B (Point Riche to Big Brook): May 23, 2023 to July 15, 2023;

– LFA 14C (Big Brook to Cape Bauld) May 23, 2023 to July 15, 2023.

Harvesters are reminded that they are not permitted to retrieve fishing gear or possess lobsters during the initial 48 hour gear-setting period after the opening date.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-063 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-076 comes into effect on May 20, 2023.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:
Laurie Hawkins
Resource Management
Tel: 709-637-4310