Changes to the 2+3K

Changes to the 2+3K <65 Fixed Gear Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery









Jul. 30, 2021


Changes to the 2+3K <65 Fixed Gear Greenland Halibut (Turbot) Fishery


The Department of Fisheries and Oceans advises harvesters of the following management measures for the 2+3K <65 FG Greenland Halibut Fisheries:


Harvesters will be subject to a trip limit and permit expiry dates will be removed.


Multiple trips are permitted.


Trip limits for 2+3K will increase to 45,000 lbs Round Weight.


The number of nets permitted to be used will increase by 50 per depth zone.


The tentative release date for new conditions is AugustĀ  5, 2021.


Harvesters can request new license conditions by e-mailing Kelly Firmage-O’Brien at kelly.firmage-o’[email protected] Participation in round one of this fishery is not a requirement in order to receive new licence conditions.


The issuance and acceptance of these licence conditions is not a guarantee that sufficient quota will be available to harvest the amount on the licence condition. The Department will continue to closely monitor this fishery and closures may occur on short notice.


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: [email protected]










For information, contact:

David Small

Area Chief for Eastern and Central, Resource Management Tel. (709) 292-5167

E-mail: [email protected]


Mark Simms

Area Chief for Labrador, Resource Management Tel. (709) 896-6153

E-mail: [email protected]





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