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Lost Gear Retrieval Applications – 3K

August 18, 2021

August 18, 2021 – Applications for the Lost Gear Retrieval Project in area 3k are now available for download HERE. Deadline for applications is FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH at 2:00pm.

Applications can be faxed to (709) 576-1521 or emailed to

Eligibility Requirements Include:

– 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 3K
– 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
– 2-3 key areas will be targeted for retrieval in 3K

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