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Notice to Fish Harvesters - Herring Mobile Gear Opening in St. Mary's Bay and Placentia Bay for >55' Fleet - nf.23.314

December 5, 2023





Dec. 5, 2023

Herring Mobile Gear Opening in St. Mary’s Bay and Placentia Bay for >55′ Fleet

Fisheries and Oceans Canada advises that the Herring fishery in St. Mary’s Bay, Herring Fishing Area 09 and Placentia Bay, Herring Fishing Area 10 for mobile gear vessels in the greater than 55 feet (16.76 m) allocation, will open at 0600 hours on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Fishers are reminded that At-Sea Observer coverage and Dockside Monitoring services must be arranged prior to fishing.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2023-287 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-288 comes into effect on December 6, 2023.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:
Kelly Firmage-O’Brien
Area Fisheries Manager
Tel:(709) 772-5845

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