Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

Gulf Region

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) 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.

Notice to Fish Harvesters

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Sandra Comeau
Resource Management, Eastern NB Fisheries and Oceans Canada Tracadie, NB
(506) 395-7765 Sandra.Comeau@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Ben Moore
Resource Management, PEI Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charlottetown, PEI
(902) 370-7094 Benjamin.Moore@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

EKME: 4150784

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Alan Dwyer
Resource Management, Gulf NS Fisheries and Oceans Canada Antigonish, NS
(902) 735-7114 Alan.Dwyer@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Josiane Massiéra
Resource Management, Gulf Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region Moncton, NB
(506) 851-7290` Josiane.Massiera@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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