Lobster Fishing Area 3 – 14C, Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020

Dates of season

The Lobster fishery will not open before May 1, 2020. Once decisions are made on specific opening dates they will be communicated via Notice to Fish Harvesters.

Management measures

The management approach supports sustainability of the Lobster resource. This includes a continuation of the voluntary v-notching program, mandatory logbooks, closed areas for conservation, trap limits, and minimum size retention limit of 82.5 mm in all Lobster Fishing Areas.

In response to concerns about the effect of Scallop dragging on Lobster and sensitive Lobster habitat, all current closures in place for commercial Scallop dragging will remain in effect.

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