Notice to Fish Harvesters

North Atlantic Right Whale - Notice of grid closure(s) HE41, HE42, HE43, HF41, HF42, HF43

May 13, 2022 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is providing notice of grid status updates related to the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW). The information presented herein is consistent with the 2022 NARW management measures previously announced by DFO.

All times listed in this document are in Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT).

The following grid(s) will be closing on May 16th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Full grid(s) Full grid(s) HE41, HE42, HE43, HF41, HF42, HF43

DFO is providing a 72-hour delay for the above grid closure(s) due to the weather forecast. All gear affected by this notice must be removed from the closed area before the time of closure.

This Whale closure is still outside the 20-fathom line but is inside LFA 24 zone.  A reminder that inside the 20-fathom line is an exclusion zone so won’t be closed unless the whale comes inside the 20-fathom line

Here for the full DFO Notice to Fishers - May 13th, 2022: 13 2022 Notice to Fish Harvesters NARW closure.pdf