Opening Dates for Eel Fishery in Inland Waters





Jun. 30, 2020

Opening Dates for Eel Fishery in Inland Waters

DFO advises fish harvesters that the opening date for the commercial eel fishery in inland waters using eel pots is July 1, 2020.

The season will open to fyke nets on August 15, 2020.

The eel fishery for all gear types will close on October 31, 2020.

Fish harvesters are reminded that closures due to environmental conditions on scheduled salmon rivers will result in closure of the eel fishery on these rivers. During the closures, fish harvesters will be permitted to leave the fyke nets in the rivers. However, the bag on the end of the net must be removed to permit the escapement of salmonids and eels.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-064 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-104 comes into effect on July 1, 2020.

“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:
Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-2045
E-mail: [email protected]

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