2012 re­cre­ational food fish­ery dates an­nounced

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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.

Com­pass file photo by Terry Roberts

A cod is fil­let­ted in Port de Grave dur­ing the 2010 re­cre­ational food fish­ery.

Photo by Terry Roberts/the Com­pass

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.

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