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2020 - Lobster fishery opening date for Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25

Moncton, NB – July 9th, 2020 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is announcing that the lobster fishery in LFA 25 will open at 06:00 a.m. on Monday August 10, 2020, subject to weather conditions. The last day of fishing will be October 11, 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.

Furthermore, it is reminded that, during the period where fishing is authorized, it is the responsibility of the licence holder to take into account the marine safety notices issued, among others, by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Transport Canada, as well as the standards and best practices in marine safety, and to take all measures to ensure a safe fishery.

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.

For more information

Josiane Massiéra
Resource Management, Gulf Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, NB
Sandra Comeau
Resource Management, Eastern NB
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Tracadie, NB
Ben Moore
Resource Management, PEI
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Charlottetown, PEI
Alan Dwyer
Resource Management, Gulf NS
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Antigonish, NS
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