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Lost Gear Retrieval - 3L

September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 – Applications are now being accepted for harvesters interested in participating in the Federal Government’s Lost Gear Retrieval Project (or ‘Ghost Gear Project’) in area 3L and can be downloaded HERE.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Level II Fish Harvester
– Minimum vessel size 34’11” and must be equipped with winch/hauler
– Head of an enterprise licensed to fish commercially in 3L
– 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
– Key areas will be targeted for retrieval in 3L

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

The Deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 21st, at 5:00pm

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