2012 recreational food fishery dates announced
The federal government has announced the dates for this year’s recreational food fishery.
Residents of the province will again be able to catch a few cod for the supper table for several weeks spread over two separate timeframes.
The first runs from July 21 to Aug. 12, while the second will start Sept. 22 and close Sept. 30.
Recreational fishermen are limited to five groundfish per day. However, the maximum boat limit when three or more people are fishing is 15 groundfish, including tour boats.
The recreational fishery is open to both residents and non-residents and there is no requirement for licences or tags.
The fishery will occur in all NAFO areas around Newfoundland and Labrador, with two exceptions — the Eastport and Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Areas (MPA) where recreational groundfish fishing will not be permitted.
A cod is filletted in Port de Grave during the 2010 recreational food fishery.
Organizers of the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summers Games hosted a luncheon for platinum level sponsors May 23 in Carbonear. Shown here are, from left, Luke Reynolds, co-chair of the Friends of the Games committee; platinum sponsors Bob Pike of Newfoundland Power and Allan Hamilton of Atlantic Grocery Distributors/powell’s Supermarkets; and Games’ co-chairs Joey George and Milton Peach.