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Notice to Fish Harvesters - 3Ps Cod Fishery Opening in NAFO Sub-Division Units d, e, f, g, and h - nf.24.116

May 10, 2024




May. 10, 2024

3Ps Cod Fishery Opening in NAFO Sub-Division Units d, e, f, g, and h

DFO advises that the directed Cod fishery in NAFO Sub-division 3Ps units d, e, f, g, and h will open to all fleets at 0600 hours on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

A Conservation Harvesting Plan that outlines management measures for the inshore fixed-gear sector for cod and other groundfish in 3Ps will be made available online at a later date at Fisheries Management Decisions for Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic – 2024.

Licence fees and licence conditions are available on the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

Inshore mobile-gear harvesters are reminded that as outlined in their conditions of licence, all cod caught, whether from directed catch or by-catch, will be charged against the harvester’s IQ or harvesting cap for their licence in 3Ps. Once a harvester has caught their cod IQ or harvesting cap, whether it is from directed fishing or as by-catch, the harvester must cease fishing for all species of groundfish in 3Ps for the remainder of the year.

“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:
Jodi Riggs-Power
Resource Management
Tel: 709-279-7626