DFO an­nounces dates for recre­ational fish­ery

The Compass - - NEWS -

The Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans has an­nounced the dates for this sum­mer’s recre­ational cod fish­ery.

People who want to get a fish for their din­ner ta­ble will have four weeks to drop their lines in the wa­ter.

The sum­mer fish­ery will run July 19-Aug. 10 and a fall recre­ational fish­ery will run Sept. 20-28.

The recre­ational ground­fish fish­ery will be open in in all NAFO (North­west At­lantic Fish­eries Or­ga­ni­za­tion) ar­eas around New­found­land and Labrador, which in­cludes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn, and 4R.

Recre­ational fish­ers are limited to five ground­fish per day (in­clud­ing cod). How­ever, the max­i­mum boat limit when three or more people are fish­ing is 15 ground­fish. This in­cludes tour boats.

Fur­ther de­tails on all rules and reg­u­la­tions can be found at:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/de­ci­sions.

Par­tic­i­pants in the recre­ational ground­fish fish­ery are also re­minded to in­spect their catch care­fully for pink or yel­low tags, lo­cated in the back of the fish. The tags are uniquely num­bered and have a DFO ad­dress and re­ward value ($10 or $100) printed on them. Par­tic­i­pants should re­turn the tag, along with re­cap­ture in­for­ma­tion and their mail­ing ad­dress, to claim the tag re­ward.

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