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Notice to Fish Harvesters - Seal Fishery Re-Opening - April 6, 2023 - nf.23.045

March 28, 2023









Mar. 28, 2023


Seal Fishery Re-Opening – April 6, 2023


DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters that the Commercial and Personal Use Seal fishery will re-open in Sealing Areas 4 to 23 and Sealing Areas 25 to 27 at 0600 hours on April 6, 2023.


Commercial Seal harvesters based in the Front have access to the Gulf and commercial Seal harvesters based in the Gulf have access to the Front.


Commercial Seal harvesters are advised to check with their buyers to confirm a market for their Seals before going Sealing.


Seal harvesters are reminded that licences and licence conditions are available through DFO’s National Online Licencing System.


Additionally, all Commercial and Personal Use Sealers are reminded that landings must be hailed in daily, as per licence conditions.


The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-235 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-014 is in effect as of March 29, 2023.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:

Jackie Kean

Resource Manager

Tel. (709) 689-8246