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Notice to fish harvesters: Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster fishery opening date in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 23, 24, and 26

Moncton, NB – April 22, 2020 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Gulf Region, is announcing that the lobster fishery in LFAs 23, 24 and 26 will open at 06:00 a.m. on May 15, 2020, subject to weather conditions. The last day of fishing will be June 30, 2020.

DFO wishes to remind fish harvesters to take extra care when navigating on the opening day of the lobster fishery as vessels are loaded with gear and traps. Harvesters are encouraged to act diligently in setting their traps and should ensure that vessels are loaded safely by reducing the quantity of gear if necessary.

Fish harvesters must also exercise caution when navigating in locations where dredging operations are on-going.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry

Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to supporting our fisheries and aquaculture industry during these difficult times. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that you can continue to operate safely and effectively and we will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments.

Visit our website to find out more: http://dfo-mpo.gc.ca/covid19/industry-industrie/index-eng.html

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