DFO announces dates for recreational fishery
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:
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.