Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

Notice to Fish Harvesters

Gulf Region

2020 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND ATLANTIC HALIBUT FISHERY DELAY IN OPENING

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Charlottetown, PEIJuly 14, 2020 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is announcing a delay in the opening of the Halibut fishery on PEI. The first opening is now scheduled for July  22 /23, not July 15/16 as previously announced.

During open periods, the fishery will occur from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. the following day. Licences holders are not permitted to leave port until 2 a.m. on the day of an opening and must return to port by 6 p.m. the following day.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

Daniel Lapierre
A/Regional Senior FAM Officer Gulf Region
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Moncton, N.B.
506-851-3846
Daniel.Lapierre@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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